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Interior of the Sveshtari tomb
Gateway to the Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
Thracian tombs along the valley
Tomb of Sveshtari
Sboryanovo Thracian tombs are located in northern Bulgaria in Razgrad region. It is a set of Thracian tombs discovered 1982 under mounds of earth. Its origins date back to the third century B.C. when the Thracian tribe of Getic occupied the area. Its buildings are of great value and beauty, the complex most known is the Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari. The set was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982.
N 43º 44' 40''
E 26º 45' 55''
Sveshtari Royal Thracian Tomb was built in the third century BC and is a unique monument of funeral thrace architecture. It has stunning measurements, 7,5m long, 6,5m wide and 4,45m high. Was built using large limestone blocks. Comprising dromos (corridor) and three rooms-chambers, and each chamber is covered by a separate vault. The decoration is in the spirit of hellenistic culture, but refracted through prisms and beliefs of the getae /thracian tribe). Inside is placed the sovereign died.
The capital of the thracian tribe of gueti helis is another important site of reservation “Sboryanovo”. Helis was a thracian fortified city, built in the last quarter of the fourth century BC on an area of over 100 decares. Up to the site is accessible by a paved road in good condition that connects the villages of Malak Porovets and Sveshtari through the reserve. It can be visited independently (no information panels) or with a tour guide from reception centre of the tomb.
Kamen Rid is a stone age sanctuary, built by the thracian tribe of gueti, to offer sacrifices to the god sun. It can be visited independently (no information panels) or with guided tour, departing from the reception centre of the tomb.
Another attraction in the area of the reserve is the high-medieval settlements in the villages of Kasaba Byuven. Represents a set of buildings, carved into the land, residential agricultural and public. During excavations was discovered a small chapel. Excavations are still ongoing.
- In the reserve there are hundreds of tombs, you can only
visit the royal tomb.
- Admission is 5€. It is highly recommended.