The antique forum of the ancient Roman town of Augusta Trayana, today Stara Zagora, is one of the brightest historical traces that points far into the history of the city.
Located in the very center of the city, the Forum of the ancient city was found by accident, after construction activities in the area of the Courthouse in the city.
The Forum was located in the southwestern fortified part of the Roman town, the center of the socio-political, economic and cultural life of the town and an important place for discussing the urban problems.
The square is semicircular with preserved pedestal of an imperial statue. To the north of it is situated an Amphitheatrical Auditorium with nine rows of stone seats. The upper part is crowned with an arch-shaped colonnade. Behind it is revealed the southern façade of the Town thermal baths, built in the middle of II century on an area of 7 decares.
Today the Ancient Forum is a stage for many cultural events. Concerts are organized there during the summer months. It is also a favorite place for wedding photos of the newlywed couples.
One of the most majestic monuments dedicated to the Russian-Turkish liberation war, built in Stara Zagora in the 70s of the last century is the “Defenders of Stara Zagora” memorial complex. It is included in the list of the 100 national tourist sites of the Bulgarian Tourist union.
The official opening was on 30 July 1977 and it coincides with the 100th anniversary of the fights near Stara Zagora and Shipka, where the Bulgarian volunteers from 1, 2,3, 4, 5 and 6 battalions under the command of Russian officers, together with Russian cavalry and artillery enter into battle with the army of Syuleiman Pasha on 31 July, 1877.
The monument resembles a waving flag imitating the Samara flag of the volunteers. The concrete construction is 50 meters high, built on the site of the command post of the volunteers. Next to the monument there are huge concrete pillars, representing 6 Bulgarian volunteers and a Russian officer, a symbol of the 6 battalions of volunteers under the command of the Russian officers. Under the volunteers lies the charnel house. In the construction made in the form of bayonets burns an everlasting fire.
In order to get to the Monument you have to be climb 100 steps.
The proto-Bulgarian spirit comes to life at the Holy Spring in Stara Zagora!
Founded in 2000, the Survival School Baga – Tur engages the children, youths and their grown-up parents in its system, which keeps the covenants of the Proto-Bulgarians.
The new home of the school is located on the territory of the Zoo. The official opening was in 18.10.2015. Aul Baga – Tur is built entirely with volunteer work.