Shumen The Essential
At the junction of the roads leading to three former Bulgarian capitals, (Pliska, Veliki Preslav et Veliko Tarnovo), Shumen is at the centre of one of Bulgaria's largest Muslim communities, as attested to by the Tombul mosque. A modern, charmless town, it has nevertheless managed to preserve some of its traditional houses, and is a convenient base from which to visit the former capitals and the Madara Horseman.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Shumen
Madara Horseman
Madara Horseman
The "Madara Horseman", accompanied by a
15 minutes
Tombul Mosque
Tombul Mosque
Situated near the Ottoman market
30 minutes
Tsar-Liberator Street, Sumen
Tsar-Liberator Street, Sumen
Tsar-Liberator Street has retained a
15 minutes
Sumen Historical Museum
Sumen Historical Museum
This large brick building on Ovobozdenie
90 minutes
Panco-Vladigerov group of houses
Panco-Vladigerov group of houses
The Panco-Vladigerov (Bulgarian musician
60 minutes
Shumen Fortress
Shumen Fortress
A feeling of power emanates from this
60 minutes