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Historical and archaeological reserve Shumen Fortress

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Founded 3,200 years ago, the city of Shumen is truly a cradle of rich spiritual and material culture. It is proved by the historical-archaeological reserve “Shumen Fortress”, which is located in the “Shumen Plateau” park, 3 km from the city center.

The history of Shumen is presented in a special exposition in the museum, located in the immediate vicinity of the fortress. The Shumen fortress is very well preserved and is the most significant historical and archaeological site of the city. According to researchers, it was built on four platforms in early and late antiquity, and later in the Middle Ages it was expanded. Until the 15th century, the city was located here, but after the crusade of Władysław Varnenczyk and Janos Huniyadi in 1444, the fortress was destroyed and Shumen settled in its current location.

The first traces of life in the fortress date back to the 12th century BC. The numerous archaeological monuments testify that this place was inhabited by Thracians, Romans, Byzantines and, of course, Bulgarians. In the early and late Middle Ages, it was not only an important stronghold, but also a large economic and cultural center with developed crafts and trade. This is due to its central location between Pliska, Veliki Preslav and Madara. The rich finds stored in the exposition and its picturesque location attract thousands of visitors every year.

Work time:
Winter working hours (November – March): 9.00 – 17.00.
Summer working hours (April – October): 9.00 – 19.00.
No day off

Entrance fees:
Regular/Reduced ticket: BGN 4, BGN 2.
Talk in Bulgarian: BGN 10.
Talk in a foreign language – BGN 15.
Package ticket: BGN 15 – all sites of RIM – Shumen, valid for 3 days.
Family ticket: 1 adult and 2 children – BGN 6; – 2 adults and a child – BGN 7.

Phone: +359 54 800 381

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