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Pleven is the seventh most populous city in Bulgaria, located in the very heart of the Danubain Plain in the historical region of Moesia, surrounded by the low limestone hills of the Pleven Heights. The city's central location in Northern Bulgaria defines its importance as a big administrative, economic, political cultural and transport centre. Pleven is located 170km away from Bulgaria's capital city of Sofia.

Getting around the city on foot is quite straightforward. The city is split by a long pedestrian street with many shops and service facilities.

Pleven has preserved its cultural and historical heritage in many museums, monuments, ossuaries and the unique Bulgarian panorama. The name of the town reached world fame at the time of Russian-Turkish War. In December 1877 with the liberation of Pleven the victorious result of the war is defined. The press all over Europe denotes the event and the grateful Bulgarian population built many monuments for the heroes of Pleven epos.

Things to see and do
* Historical Museum
* House-Museum Tsar Liberator Alexander II
* St. Nicolas Church
* Pleven Panorama

General Information

Cruise Season - April to October
Currency - Bulgarian Lev (BGN)
Language - Bulgarian
Land area 4,340km2
Population 123,888
Electricity - European two pin plugs
International Country Code - + 359
Time - GMT/UTC plus 2

Transport links
Sofia International Airport 1hr 50 min 159km
Gorna Oryahovitsa Airport 1hr 30min 132.3km
Extensive network of buses and trolley buses with buses from Sofia departing every hour until 1800 from the central bus station
Numerous taxi stands in the centre and around bus stops and are generally cheap
Pleven lies on the Sofia-Varna railway and trains between Sofia and Rousse as well as international trains heading towards Bucharest also stop in the city

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