Rousse The Essential
What vestiges remain of "Little Vienna", Bulgaria's largest town in 1878? Its merchant class, rich from trade with the capital, built ostentatious houses in the eclectic style of the age, intellectuals put the world to rights in the Viennese-style cafés, and its smart set sported the latest styles from Paris. Today, all that seems a long way away for visitors to the city, the centre of which is laid out in a star plan around Svoboda Square.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Rousse
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Ruse
Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Ruse
Holy Trinity Cathedral (1632) nestles in
30 minutes
Ruse Regional History Museum
Ruse Regional History Museum
This museum's prehistory section has
90 minutes
Museum of Urban Life
Museum of Urban Life
A visit to the Museum of Urban Life is a
90 minutes
Zahari-Stojanov House-museum
Zahari-Stojanov House-museum
This neo-classical-looking house once
30 minutes