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Cultural Tourism

·         heritage site (national importance):

The Monument of freedom – symbol of the city:;

The building of the Drama theatre “Sava Ognianov” – symbol of the city:;

Pantheon of Renaissance Revival (open air exposition):

House-museum of Anastasia and Zahari Stoyanov:

House of Elias Kaneti:

Baba Tonka house-museum (in the house of Nikola Obretenov):

The building of the Mitropolia:

The Orphanage “Wangemann” (first private museum in Ruse):,_%D0%A0%D1%83%D1%81%D0%B5

The house of Ivan Simeonov (Catolic eparhy);

The house of Stefan Simeonov (Semizov’s house)

The calvary place of Angel Kanchev

The calvary place of Stefan Karadzha

The Leventabiya fortress:;

The gate of Mitiriza:;

Mahmud Column:

The palace of Batenberg (Regional Historical Museum);;

Sexaginta Pristis roman castle (open air exposition):;

The navy tower:;

The museum of urban lifestyle (in the house of Kaliopa):;

The national museum of transports (in the building of the first railway station in Bulgaria);;

The house-museum of Toma Kardzhiev;

The cathedral church „St.Trinity”:;

Permanent events (international importance):

  • International festival  “March Music Days”;
  • International Piano Competition "Franz Schubert" (November);
  •  International Festival for Alternative Films;
  • Festival “Theatre wharf of the great Danube river” - international Theatre Festival (May-June);
  • National Jazz Meeting (November);
  • International Festival of guitar orchestras and ensembles “Cultural centers of Europe" (April)

Permanent events (local importance):

·         Autumn Days of Arts and Culture;

·         BlueZZ Fest in the "Autumn Days of Arts and Culture";

·         Folklore festival “The golden gadulka”



  • Opera and Philharmonic Society;
  • Regional library „Lyuben Karavelov”;
  • Community centre ”Zora”;
  • Community centre ”Prosveta”;
  • Community centre ”Georgi Benkovski”;
  • Community centre ”Angel Kanchev”;
  • Community centre ”Zahari Stoyanov”;
  • Music academy for young musicians;
  • Leventa cellar:;
  • Pheasant farm „Dunav”
  • Tourist information:

·         Health services:

Emergency health centre

·         Pharmacies:;

·         Police:;

·         Post offices:





 Герб на Русе   

Settlement name



153 723


127 124 km2

Administrative status


Location of settlement centre

 43.856 N, 25,971 E

Height of settlement centre

0-49 m


Ruse is a city, municipal and district centre of the North Central Region of Bulgaria. It is situated 251 km from the capital of Bulgaria Sofia. It is the Bulgarian main port on the Danube, important economic centre and occupies the fifth place among the cities in Bulgaria as regards the population. It is an important railway station and in its neighbourhood is situated the onliest bridge over the Danube between Bulgaria and Romania.

In Ruse there are the biggest duty free zone in Bulgaria and one of the first industrial parks. The main industries are textile, agro-food processinng, petrochemical and chemical idustries, machine- and shipbuilding, metal-working, electrotechnics and electronics, automation and furniture industry

Ruse is a city with 23 centuries history. The Thracian settlement was followed by the Sexaginta Pristis roman fortress, destroyed later by avars and slaves. The ruins of the fortress is now an open air museum. During the First Bulgarian Kingdom the built nearby town is called Ruse, later Gyurgevo and during the  Othoman rule –Ruschuk. After the Liberation war the name Ruse was restored.

The centre of the city is famous with its unique architecture combining baroque, modern, neoclassical and secession buildings. The monument of freedom and the building of the Public theatre “Sava Ognianov” are symbols of the city.                                                                   

The other places one need to visit in Ruse are the house of the Nobel prize winner for literature Elias Kaneti, the Palace of Batenberg (Regional Historical Museum), the Pantheon of Renaissance Revival (an open air exposition), Baba Tonka house-museum (in the house of Nikola Obretenov), the house-museum of Anastasia and Zahari Stoyanov, the calvary places of the national heroes Angel Kanchev and Stefan Karadzha, the Renaissance park, the buildings of  the Mitropolia, the column of Mahmud, the navy tower, the orphanage “Wangemann” and many others.

In Ruse there are five community centres, several theatres, churches and museums, regional library, sport complexes and many others.