District of Pleven is situated in the central part of Northern Bulgaria, between the Danube and the Balkan Mountains. Its administrative and regional centre is the town of Pleven, which is the seventh largest in Bulgaria, located about 150 km away from its capital – Sofia. The area has much to surprise you with its numerous attractions. It is a land of many cultural and natural landmarks. The most famous among them are the Pleven Epopee Panorama and Ossuary Memorial commemorating the Russo-Turkish Liberation war; the ancient fortress of Storgozia, the ruins of the Roman basilica in Ulpia Oeskus and the medieval fortress of Nikopol dating back to the period of the Second Bulgarian Empire. You will find here interesting churches, one of them St. Stefan rock-hewn church dating back to 10th-11th century AD, being one of the most spectacular in the area. It is believed that the church was part of a medieval monastery complex. The region is also proud of its natural heritage. The beautiful Kaylaka park, home to rich and divers plants and animal life and Wine Museum; the Persina Park, which is the only natural park in Bulgaria along the Danube, picturesque waterfalls, steep rocks, eco trails etc. are just some of the surprises the district holds for its visitors.