The City of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Bulgaria is one of the most ancient countries in Europe. During its history it has gone through periods of prosperity and hardship. Located on the crusial crossroad connecting the East and West, Europe and Asia, Haskovo reflects the whole history of Bulgaria. The oldest settlements in the city date back to the Neolithic era (V millenium. BC.) Evidence of the vast history are numerous prehistoric, Thracian, Roman, late antique and medieval archaeological monuments.
Landmarks you must see while your stay in Haskovo:
- Monument of the Holy Mother of God
Tallest statue of Virgin Mary in the world, registered in the Guinness World Records.
- Alexandrovo Tomb
one of the most prominent monuments of Thracian culture and candidate for UNESCO
- Church of Uzundjovo
The largest country church in Bulgaria keeping one of the miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary
- Monument of Envy
the first and only monument of jealousy in the world , built in 2014th
… for the more curious ones check out our tourism page of the city Tourist information centre – Haskovo