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Ancient ruins in Hissar

Author: , 1.2 km From Hisarya.    , GPS coordinates: N 42.5065295    E 24.7102688
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  Hissar is famous spa resort and spa center, it combines natural treasures of cultural and historical landmarks, cemeteries, churches and museums. There are large parks with interesting and picturesque vegetation. The city is situated at the Central forest 25 km from Karlovo his great fame is due to the healing mineral springs have been known since ancient times, the times of the Thracians, who built a well fortified ancient city, surrounded it with a thick fortress walls appear bathrooms, raised amphitheater, the ancient city was destroyed and rebuilt many times, but the abundance of mineral springs are not allowed to be forgotten.

   The town reached its zenith during the Byzantines, it is considered that the preserved remains of walls are precisely in this period because of them Turks called the city of Hissar, meaning fortress. In 1953 g.e recognized as an archaeological reserve and gradually grows into a national and international resort. Part of ancient monuments have been restored very well preserved 2190 m long city wall in places reaches 11m. height, had a rectangular shape several fenced gates and turrets, today opened a museum of Byzantine culture among the ruins features the largest area Hissarya tomb.

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