Shumen
The ancient horseman

Shumen region is situated in north-eastern Bulgaria. It was named after the city Shumen, which is its administrative and economic center.

 

The main attraction of the region is a Monument to 1300 Years of Bulgaria. It consists of 1300 steps and was built to celebrate the 1300th anniversary of the First Bulgarian Empire.

 

The Madara Rider, part of the UNESCO World Heritage list, is dated back to 710 AD. The rock relief depicts a horseman spearing a lion.

 

Some of the other sights are the Tombul Mosque - the largest mosque in the country, Shumen Plateau National park, the Historical museum, and the Shumen fortress.

 

Situated at the foot of the Balkan Mountain, Mineralna Voda spa resort brings many tourists to the region. Apart from tourism, the economy of the region depends on industry and agriculture. Shumen is home to the famous Bulgarian Shumensko beer. 

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