Events in Zlatograd

Welcome to the organized celebrations in Zlatograd


12th of February

Trifoniada – a celebration of wine and love 12th to 14th February


3rd of March

March holidays and national holiday March 3rd and OLD MARTA – 3rd to 6th March



Easter holidays in Zlatograd


6.05.2016 – 8.05.2016

St. George’s Day and celebration of Zlatograd’s cheverme. On 7.05.2016, at 12:00 Feast of “Zlatograd cheverme” will begin with the inauguration and delicious Rhodope cheverme.


19th to 22th of September

Delyuvi holidays – reconstruction “One market day 100 years ago”



Skariada – Traditional grill of Balkan nations


1st of November

Day of National Enlightenment Leaders in Zlatograd


21st of November

Feast of Zlatograd. Expect surprises!

Landmarks & Sites

Interesting and curious historical and cultural sites around Zlatograd


Ethnographic Area Complex – Zlatograd

Zlatograd Ethnographic Areal Complex lies in the heart of the town. It is an open-air museum which is also part of the everyday life of local people. The complex comprises an ethnographic museum, workshops and an exhibition of water equipment. The museum consists of an archaeological collection, an exhibition telling about the occupations of local people in the past, costume collections, adornments and ritual items.
The tour continues with a visit to the workshops. All of them are functioning and the visitors can see skilled masters who craft different objects offered for sale there.
The tailor’s shop provides information about the traditions of this craft by showing interesting collections of old photographs, sewing machines, irons, scissors, and yardsticks.


Dam of Zlatograd

Zlatograd dam was built in 1968 to meet the needs of a mining company. Later became a source of drinking water for the village of Erma and served the needs of APK-Zlatograd. The dam wall has a length of 146 meters and a height of 52 meters. The dam is used primarily for fishing. Stocked with carp, pike, catfish, barbell, maple, perch, pike perch and rudd.


Ustra Fortress

Medieval fortress Ustra is located 1.25 km north from the center of Ustren village. It is one of the best preserved fortresses in the Rhodopes. Ustra was built in the X century to guard the trade route passing by. Located on the highest part of the steep peak it has good visibility distance. The fortress covers an area of 1.29 acres, of which the north and northwest is occupied by sheer cliffs. The fortress wall is U-shaped.


St. Varvara Waterfall

St. Varvara waterfall is located in the Rhodope Mountains, district of Rudozem, near the border with Greece. The height of its water drop is 12 meters. Poured from a rock, bent into a horseshoe shape in a small pond.


Sharenka Cave

Sharenka cave is a cave museum, located in the marble array in a deep gorge, about 2 km from the town of Madan. Named after the largest district in Madan – Sharenka neighborhood. Archaeologists have found that mining activities were operated in the cave. It has been inhabited since the Bronze Age (16-12 century BC). The cave is accessible by road, and for hikers there is a mountain path with a length of about a kilometer. Near the entrance has a wooden gazebo with a fountain. In Sharenka cave  there are restored and exposed 10 wax figures in natural human growth, fireplace, tools and household utensils.


Eagle Rocks

Thracian sanctuary Eagle Rocks (Dogan Kaya) is located in the Eastern Rhodopes, about 3 km south of the town of Ardino. It is believed that dates back to the 5-4 century BC. Inaccessible rocks are carved by human hands with more than 100 niches (currently 97 other 3 are now destroyed). Their depth is between 8 cm. and 12 cm. These niches belong, according to some authors of Odrisses and date back to the first millennium BC. They were used for cults and religious celebrations.


Smolyan Waterfall  Salihagovata Ravine

Salihagovata waterfall ravine is located in the Rhodopes, near Smolyan. Local legends associate it with the administration of justice during the Ottoman rule of the Smolyan ruler – Salih Aga. The waterfall is located on Kriva Reka river emanating from the foot of Peak Snezhanka.


Devil’s Bridge

Devil’s Bridge on the Arda River impresses with interesting architecture, located about 10 km from the town of Ardino. The place was a Roman bridge that was part of the Via Egnatia road linking the Aegean and Thrace. In the 16th century by the orders of Sultan Selim I, the bridge was rebuilt to carry commercial connection between the two regions. They were called Shaitan kyupriya, which means Devil’s Bridge.

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