Roman Historical Site: Sexaginta Prista
Archaeological sites: A Danube fleet base of “60 ships” and major Roman army base contoling traffic between the Black Sea and the Iron Gate.
Visitor center at the site
Gallery & Video
Restaurant, cafe or bar
Souvenir shop/Craft shop
Interpretation at the site
Panels and boards
Guides, professor’s archaeologists, curator, Actors, volunteers
Ruse is the largest Bulgarian city on the Danube and the most significant transport, logistics, business and cultural centre of North Bulgaria. It is located 300 km from Sofia and 70 km from Bucharest.
Ruse welcomes its guests with an impressive architectural heritage inspired by the progressive European spirit of its citizens, who invited eminent European architects at the turn of the 20th century to build the architectural environment of the city. Today, dozens of heritage-listed buildings bear the European Heritage label. Ruse is a port on the Danube, where cultural traces from the West and the East, from the North and the South have landed and become rooted. The riverbank offers a variety of pleasant bars and areas to sit. Furthermore, there is the possibility to cycle along the river. Tourists can request a tour guide for the town and its surroundings and, in addition, for most of the distant sites in the municipality. These services are provided by the Regional History Museum in Ruse (http://www.museumruse.com/en/route_bg.html).
The Rock Churches near Ivanovo, which is part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage list, is also very interesting to visit and the itinerary is suitable for different forms of religious tourism. Near the town of Svishtov, on the banks of the Danube, the ancient town of Nove, a Roman legionary camp, is another site that is certainly worth a visit.
How to reach Ruse
Trains connect Ruse with Sofia five times a day. Train station address: Alexander Stamboliyski Sq 1
The main transport hub to get to Ruse is Bucharest. Several bus and taxi operators offer on-demand services from the airport, the train station and the bus stations to Ruse, or from Sofia many bus companies provide a connection with the major city.
From Sofia to Ruse A2/E83/E85 (309 km), or from Vidin E83/E85 (350 km), also from Bucharest DJ503/DN5/E70/E85 (76 km)