Another site of interest for the tourists and guests of Silistra is also the most preserved of all six fortifying points of the fortification tour system –"Medzhidi Tabiya" Fortress played an important role in the Crimean war and the Russian-Turkish wars. It is the only fortress of fully preserved interior and exterior from the Ottoman epoch in Bulgaria up to now.
The town is also known for the Roman tomb. It was opened in 1942 and is deemed an emblem creation work of the Late Antiquity civilization.
In the downtown, on "Svoboda" central square, there is the building of the former pedagogical school built in 1891. As at today, the building is the home of an Art gallery. The galler has 1866 fund units – paintings, prints, sculptures by prominent masters.
Regional Historical Museum /RHM/:
Archaeological Museum - town Silistra is one of the first towns in Bulgaria, which sets the beginning of the museum work. Since 2006 the Museum has been having the status of regional.
Besides the permanent archaeological and ethnographic expositions, RHM also attends to the National Architectural and Archaeological Preserve "Durostorum-Drastar-Silistra", Late Roman Tomb, Thracian Rock Cult Center and Thracian Sanctuary, Kurshumlu Mosque and the Turkish fortress "Medzhidi Tabiya". It develops educational and popularization activity. Its academic issues are amidst the most authoritative museum issues in the country.
The ethnographic museum has over 5700 inventory units, of which at least 3500 are woven. The heritage is especially valuable, for it has been collected since the 50s of the last century up to now, and represents costumes, national dresses from nearly all regions in the country. A part of them were listed 120-150 years ago.
You may also visit "Sveta Troitsa" Church in the village of Aydemir, which has been proclaimed a monument of culture of local significance, as well as "Sveti Sveti Parvoapostoli Petar & Pavel" Cathedral.
Landmarks in the proximity of Silistra
Silistra is well known for its Biosphere Park called "Srebarna", which offers rich biological diversity of protected species of plants, insects, and fish. Since 1977 it has been enlisted as one of the sites of the world cultural and natural heritage of UNESCO.
In order for you to reach this biological diversity, you need to use the most modern means of observation available in the "Srebarna" Natural Science Museum, to have a walk along the eco pathways or near the lake.
The working time of the Museum is 8am–12pm and 2pm–6pm, as in the most active season - from 01.05. until 01.10., it is open to visitors every day of the week. Thursday is a free visit day.