Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
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Nataliya G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
very nice tomb. there is a model of landmarks throughout the country. very well observed. It is worth to visit it. Nice :)
Written 24 September 2021
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Jan V
Sofia, Bulgaria6,904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Magnificent complex of tombs clise to Razgrad. 3 of them are open to public with the Royal tomb being the most spectacular and best preserved. Only guided tours are available, while entry is 14 leva. Must be done in a life time.
Written 25 July 2020
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Evilynn
207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Well preserved and protected tomb that you can only visit with a guide from the visitor center, my guide was knowledgeable and his english was good, since all other visitors were Bulgarians he made separate explanations in english only for me. Pictures inside the tomb are not allowed. When you stay at the coast it is quite a ride through rural Bulgaria to get there, but I'm glad I did it
Written 6 November 2019
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Suwatss
Bangkok, Thailand5,681 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We think the only reason that will make your effort to come to this remote village in Northern Bulgaria is its authenticity and uniqueness of the tomb. We found the tomb is tiny and is covered in the air conditioned chamber that has an electronic door open only by the officers at the tomb. For the pros unlike the more famous Thracian tomb of Kazanlak which is now a copy only to see given the authentic tomb next door is permanently closed many years ago this tomb is still the original one. This tomb’s key character is its one of a kind of stone sculpture vs the colorful murals at Tomb at Kazanlak.

Tip. Beware of the road to reach here. It is rough and bumpy.

Also we you pass the village of Sveshtari before reaching the tomb don’t forget to stop by the village’s supermarket to take a picture of the replica of the famous woman stone sculpture for your picture memory given at the tomb the photography is not allowed.
Written 6 June 2019
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pammy196
Carlisle, UK65 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Drove a considerable distance to get here after checking the opening times. Wednesday. Check. Between 1030 and 430. Check. Everything was closed, cafe, toilet, tombs. Can you please update your website to let people know when you are likely to be closed.
Written 6 February 2019
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reise-tanta-di
Lafayette, CA2,412 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Business
My lasting impression of the magnificent Thracian-Hellenistic tomb, from the first quarter of 3rd century BC, was the great amount of soil that numerous archaeologists had painstaking excavated to uncover the treasures. The reconstructed tomb is well done. Three walls in the tomb chamber are shaped like a colonnade with ten female figures dressed in what may be vegetable matters such as leaves. The Sveshtari tomb is the most significant in the complex of sanctuaries. I wish we had had more time to examined the artifacts found on the site. They were exhibited in glass cabinets as we entered the sanctuary. The visit is in the company of a guide. Taking photographs in the tomb is not allowed thus my pictures of the charming caryatids - the female figures are from postcards. The tomb was discovered in 1982 and became UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
Written 18 November 2018
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M Kand
Riverview, FL43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
The Thracian tomb at Sveshtari (3rd century BC) is fully excavated and explored. Outside, the tomb looks like the other Thracian tombs, a burial mound covered with plants. However, inside the chamber, we saw the whole tomb including the tomb outside walls and even was possible to walk around it. The tomb architecture is unique because of the combination of architecture, sculpture, and painting, which is not found in other Thracian tombs. It is a very well preserved.
In addition, two more mounds can be visited.
Written 4 September 2018
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marianaMarDelPlata
mar del plata35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We rented a car and drove from Veliko Tarnovo. The road was fine and the trip an easy one. Even with our GPS we had a hard time getting from the small town Sveshtari to the Tomb, there were no signs in either English or Spanish. Locals were kind enough to try to communicate with us and tells us directions. When we finaly got there, we were surprised there awere many tombs, although the more impressive was Sveshtari. There is a visitor center where you get the tickets, there are a few picnic tables, restrooms and a small gift center. The tomb itself was impresssive and totaly worth the trip there.
I was sorry the guide (in English, included in the ticket price) was not very helpfull; we actually learned about the tomb on our way out from a small book we got at the gift center.
In short, it is worth it but make sure you learn about it (and the whole archeological site) before you go so you can fully appreciate it.
Written 20 July 2018
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AdventurePhiles
Dallas, TX811 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
This tomb is real, it is from the 3rd century BC, and it is where it was when discovered under a mound of dirt. It is presented as found and is still standing. The carvings of the 10 women inside are delightful. The construction and middle wall are a marvel. It is well protected and sealed and tours are scheduled. As opposed to Kazanlak where all you can see is a reproduction because the original is off limits, here one can see the splendor of the Thracians for real. There are mounds all around and further up the mountain are the remains of the city walls. This site is worth the effort to drive here.
Written 21 June 2018
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ShowMeSomething
Washington DC318 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
It's a bit of a challenge to reach this site, as it's in a remote location (country roads that are full of potholes) and the signage is negligible. But it well worth the effort; it was a highlight of our 2 week vacation. Tours are tightly controlled to insure preservation; be happy about this as the tomb is a gem. Tours in English are offered if requested. A beautiful, peaceful location.
Written 17 June 2018
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