Shipka (Bulgarian: Шипка, "Rosa canina") is a town in central Bulgaria, part of Kazanlak Municipality, Stara Zagora Province. It lies in the Central Balkan Mountains, at 42°42′N 25°23′E / 42.700°N 25.383°E, 650 metres above sea level. As of 2005, Shipka has a population of 1,398 and the mayor is Stoyan Ivanov. The town is known for being located near the historic Shipka Pass, the location of several key battles in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. Local sights include the Shipka Memorial (1934) on Stoletov Peak, the Buzludzha Monument, the Russian-style Shipka Memorial Church (1885–1902) and the recently discovered Thracian tomb Golyamata Kosmatka. The population is overwhelmingly Eastern Orthodox and ethnically Bulgarian, with a notable minority of Karakachans (a Greek-speaking transhumant people of obscure origin).Wikipedia
Discover the beauty of the city's striking landscope, welcome to Shipka, Bulgaria. When planning a trip to Shipka, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Plovdiv. Add Plovdiv to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Plovdiv Roman Theatre, Bachkovo Monastery, Ethnographic Museum. To reach Shipka, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Plovdiv Airport. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.
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