Tag: Pliska

Culture

Thracian Tomb of SveshtariThe Bulgarian lands have been inhabited by various ethnic groups that have developed a rich and varied culture.

The earliest monuments are the drawings found in the Magura cave (Second Millennium BC), the remains from Paleolithic cultures in several caves in Stara planina (Balkan Mountains) and the Rhodope Mountains.

Traces of some seaside Neolithic and Palaeolithic cultures have been found in the areas of cape Kaliakra and the southern seaside town Ahtopol. Read more

Preslav

Preslav BulgariaVeliki Preslav is situated 20 km away from Shumen. Signs of Thracian settlement are found there. The name of the town has a Slavonic origin. Around the beginning of 9th century it became an important strategic centre. T

The town expanded very fast. It was enclosed by a solid fortress wall and many churches were built there. The town grew up to the second best in significance after the capital Pliska. When Simeon became a king of Bulgaria Preslav was proclaimed the new capital. Read more

Shumen

Madara horsemenShumen was founded 3200 years ago and during the centuries has been a cradle of spiritual and material culture – Thracian, Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian.

As a fortress and a settlement Shumen finds its roots in the early Middle Ages in the Hissarlak area. By the end of second Bulgarian Kingdom it was named Shoumen.

Shumen  is located in the central part of northeast Bulgaria on the main roadways Sofia-Varna and Rousse-Bourgas-Istanbul. Read more