Haskovo Regional History Museum is one of the museums offering the richest in exhibitions and most active museums in Bulgaria. The museum's funds are growing rapidly and now it has over 120,000 artifacts related to the history and culture of the area.
The two operating museum houses in the town of Haskovo the Paskalev House and the Kirkovo School are also managed by the Haskovo Regional History Museum.
Atanas Sharenkov Art Gallery was founded in 1962 and is located in two neighboring houses – the Jewish house and the Armenian house, which were built in the early 20th century and were declared cultural monuments.
In the town of Haskovo there are many monuments and memorials. The most famous among them are the monument of Captain Petko Voivoda, the monument of the Unknown Soldier, the monument of the Haskovo Revivalists and the monument of the Victory, etc.
Places of interest around Haskovo
The Aleksander Tomb was discovered in 2000 near the village of Aleksandrovo, Haskovo region and dates back from the 4th century BC. It belonged to a noble aristocrat or a Thracian king. The admission is free for children up to 7 years old.
The Asenova Fortress - Klokotnitsa is located 5 km from Haskovo, near the village of Klokotnitsa. It is believed that this is the place where the battle on March 9, 1230 took place, in which Tsar Ivan Asen II defeated the troops of the Byzantine Emperor Theodore Comnenus. The Asenova Fortress can be reached by an eco-trail along the route of which there are 2 alcoves and fountains.
The Thracian domed tomb in Mezek is one of the most representative Thracian royal tombs in our lands. It was used first as a tomb and later as a temple. It was discovered by chance by locals in 1931 and has been preserved in its original form.