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.
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 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.
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 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.