Arda Tourism

Arda (Bulgarian: Арда) is a village in Smolyan Municipality, located in the Smolyan Province of southern Bulgaria. It is located 173.424 km from Sofia and the village covers an area of 17.928 km². As of 2007, the village had a population of 314 people. The village is located 30 km south of Smolyan. The village is recorded in records of the Ottoman Empire indicating 13 soldiers in the army were from the village. A census of 1912-1913 indicated a population of 200. Some of the inhabitants of the village are Pomaks and follow Islam as their main religion, others are Eastern Orthodox Bulgarians. Annually the Ilinden festival takes place every summer. Near the village of Arda, in the neighbourhoods of Gudevitsa and Lagat (birthplace of folk singer Valya Balkanska) there are springs from one of the largest Bulgarian rivers, the Arda, from which the village takes its name. In this neighbourhood is also a church, built in 1882.


Find the best activities, restaurants and things to do in Arda, Bulgaria. Explore Arda travel guide before you plan your trip here. A gripping city on its own right, Plovdiv also deserves a visit. Plovdiv is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Bachkovo Monastery, Ethnographic Museum. Tour packages of Arda are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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  • Know the pollution level of Arda before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 74.14 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Arda

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.16 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.68 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70.03 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.75 USD

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