Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Bulgaria  /  Stara Zagora Province  /  Kazanlak  /  Sightseeing  /  Thracian Tomb

Thracian Tomb , Kazanlak

(3.1/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web)
The Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is a vaulted-brickwork "beehive" tomb near the town of Kazanlak in central Bulgaria.The tomb is part of a large Thracian necropolis. It comprises a narrow corridor and a round burial chamber, both decorated with murals representing a Thracian couple at a ritual funeral feast. The monument dates back to the 4th century BCE and has been on the UNESCO protected World Heritage Site list since 1979. The murals are memorable for the splendid horses and for a gesture of farewell, in which the seated couple grasp each other's wrists in a moment of tenderness and equality . The paintings are Bulgaria's best-preserved artistic masterpieces from the Hellenistic period.The tomb is situated near the ancient Thracian capital of Seuthopolis in a region where more than a thousand tombs of kings and members of the Thracian aristocracy can be found.To preserve the sensitive paintings, the tomb is not open to the public; a full-size replica was built nearby.The seated woman of the murals is depicted on the reverse of the Bulgarian 50 stotinki coin issued in 2005.
To visit Thracian Tomb on your holiday in Kazanlak, and find out what else Kazanlak has to offer, use our Kazanlak travel itinerary maker.
Source
Create a full Kazanlak itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kazanlak

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kazanlak by other users

15 days in Stara Zagora Province BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM BULGARIA March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Kazanlak BY A USER FROM EGYPT August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM NIGERIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Bulgaria BY A USER FROM ROMANIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Although it is a replica, it is worth a visit for 6 lv. Unique in the world, very well played and with an introductory exhibition panel construction. Missing signs and have to climb stairs to access. Something hard to find
    View original
  • We arrived at Kazanlak to visit the Rose Museum After lunch we went to visit the Thracian Tomb To our surprise the original site was locked off and no public access was possible Instead we could visit...  more »
  • If you look at the web pictures it looks amazing but in reality not so. Yes it is quaint but the admission price after you finally find it (directions to not well marked) you pay, for what you see a h...  more »
Google
  • In Kazanluk museums takes extra money for takeing photographs. In Varna, Burgas, Nessebar, Pomorie I didn't experienced that. Though prices are ridiculously low.
  • In theory this should be a mind blowing experience, but in practice it's very underwhelming. Thracian history in the region of modern day Bulgaria and Greece is really more interesting than you'd know from visiting this tiny tomb. Do yourself a favor and go read about the history of Thrace, but don't go out of your way to see this tomb.
  • I was privileged to visit it when there was no electricity so I was on a privite tour with a tourch. The guide was amazing and extra informative.
  • If you visit Kazanlak, just go and see this place. One of the symbols of the town
  • The original site is closed to visitors and a copy is at next door, but not worth of visiting if you drive a long way from sofia