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Let us offer you
a route for your visit
in Stara Zagora

Time available

  • 2 hours
  • 4 hours
  • 6 hours
  • All day long

Use type of transport

  • Own car
  • Walking

Yuriy Gagarin Public Astronomical Observatory

To take a closer look at the stars

The first Public Astronomical Observatory in Bulgaria is located in Stara Zagora.

It was officially opened on February 26, 1961 – the year of Yuriy Gagarin's first flight. Established by the thirst for knowledge of the people of Stara Zagora and the joint efforts of professional and amateur astronomers, the Observatory enables several generations to look at the stars and learn interesting facts about the immense universe.

Contacts

Website: aogagarin.com
E-mail: aogagarin@gmail.com
Phone: 042 643 183
A prior arrangement is desirable

Working hours

Monday –  Friday
09:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., no breaks

Visit also

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    The Brewery Museum tells the story of one of the oldest breweries in Bulgaria. It was opened in 1902 by Dr. Konstantin Kozhuharov. The people of Stara Zagora sentimentally called the brewery „Beer Hall“. The organized museum visit offers you...

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  • Ahal Horse Riding Centre

    The horse riding centre offers riding lessons and horseback rides to the lovers of horses and riding.
    You can benefit here from the cozy boarding house for your horses, training and dressage of young horses, transport, shoeing, riding and consultations.

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