District of Ruse
There are dozens of reasons to visit this Bulgarian region. Its administrative centre – the city of Ruse – is the country’s biggest Danubian city. Known as Rusçuk during the Ottoman rule, it was one of the Empire’s major hubs. Today, because of its splendid architecture and building interiors, it is also called Little Vienna. You will be amazed to discover its diverse cultural and historical monuments, some of which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Some of the must-sees include the Regional Museum of History, the House of Calioppe, The Museum House of Zahariy Stoyanov, the National Museum of Transport, the Pantheon of National Revival Heroes, the remains of the ancient fortress Sexaginta Prista (where wine tastings are regularly held), and the medieval Bulgarian town of Cherven, built on the site of an early Byzantine fortress of the 6th century – a major military, cultural and religious centre between the 12th and the 14th centuries. Also, don’t forget to visit the Cave Monastery of Saint Dimitar of Basarbovo and the Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo in the valley of the Rusenski Lom river, as well as to pay homage to the Church of the Holy Trinity in the city of Ruse, which captures its visitors with its architectural beauty. If you prefer the countryside, you’ll be happy to discover Orlova Chuka, which is one of Bulgaria’s longest caves. Come here for an unforgettable trip choosing one of our religious tourist routes!