The last day of our trip started early morning in Shumen – the city of Shumensko, one of the best Bulgarian beers. After a quick breakfast in the hotel we started to the Shumen fortress.
The fortress is just above the city, on top of the Shumen plateu. We found many people already inside there, working on renovation of the site – one of them told us about an opening on the 30th of April, with scenes from Medieval ages, light show and stuff like that. Though we couldn’t see it.
The small museum of the fortress shows found treasures and tools from 12th century B.C. on. The first settlers there were the thracians. About year 15 A.D. the romans captured the lands south of Danube and the fortress became theirs. After the creation of the Bulgarian kingdom, the Shumen fortress was in the boundaries of the kingdom.
Following this one was Razgrad. The museum Abritus (the name of the Roman village from 2-4th century A.D.) was showing a lot of interesting relics – some from the roman village of Abritus, some Thracian even from the Sveshtari tomb, and of course later ones from Bulgarian times.
The last and one of the most impressive in our improvised tourist trip around Bulgaria was the Sveshtari tomb. It’s again an object from the UNESCO World Heritage in Bulgaria. It was discovered in 1982. The architecture of the tomb is considered to be unique, unlike the other one in Kazanlak, this one contained a lot of statues of women, carved in the walls (the other had plenty of paintings).