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For those of you with a keen interest in mineral waters and their healing powers – you are on the right page. Here we will tell you more about one of the biggest SPA centres in Bulgarian, which is Hisarya. In the following few pages, we will try to let you know as much as possible about all that you can do there.

An abundance of mineral springs

Hisarya is a town with millennial history, mild climate, and mineral springs in beautiful parks and plenty to do and observe. Hisarya is by far a good choice for every tourist seeking relaxation the whole year-round, summer and winter. Proof of the exciting history presented here are the various names over the millennia – Diocletianopolis, Vetus Augusta Aria and more.

About Hisarya

Hisarya is a town with a long history. Almost every civilization that inhabited our lands has come across this place and settled it. First of all – the location is undeniably unique – just a few kilometres from the main road and next to a mountain where fresh air is a considerable advantage. On top of that, more than 20 mineral water springs, famous for their healing powers, are present here. The climate is mild, with steady temperatures, and the town is one of the warmest towns in Bulgaria.

Wellness hotspot

Although many civilisations have passed through this small town, most of the sights we see there are left by the Romans. Emperor Diocletian has helped with the growing significance of Hisarya in declaring it a town and from then on, it has grown in popularity even further. Later on, after the liberation from the Ottoman yoke, it gathered popularity as a significant wellness centre.

Many hotels started to be built, restaurants, nightclubs to welcome the growing tourist flow. Touristic centres and museum sights in the town and the area attract many travellers from Bulgaria and around the world.


There are plenty of things to see. When you feel relaxed and pampered by the SPA and wellness service, Hisarya can offer a lot of landmarks to visit. There are many cultural and historical remains, mainly from Roman times. The magnificent architecture and the unique fortification system turned Diocletianopolis into a masterpiece of Roman culture. Some of the exciting sights and museums in the area are:

  • The amphitheatre – one of the few such buildings in Bulgaria. The remains are only of the foundations but are an undisputed testament to the significance of the region;
  • The remains of the ancient residential buildings – situated in a beautiful park area it combines the worlds of then and now;
  • Fortress walls and the famous “Camels” gate
  • Roman Thermae;
  • Roman family tomb – superbly preserved and open for visitors;
  • Starosel – a nearby sight, famous with its quality wine and it’s one of a kind Thracian cult complex;
  • Staro Zhelezare – this little village has gotten its fame by a recent idea of street art presentation all around the village. Stroll down the street and you can see celebrities famous worldwide from the recent past and today’s life.

Activity ideas and attractions

There are plenty of activities and things to do in Hisarya. Yes, it is amongst the biggest wellness and SPA centres in Bulgaria, but you can diversify each day with all sorts of activities.

For the active people, you can go swimming in outdoor and indoor mineral pools, play tennis, volleyball or other sports. Recently there is a growing interest in riding a bike, horseback riding, motocross, paintball and many more.

Another significant advantage is that the area around the resort is known for its traditions in winemaking. So a short ride is needed to do wine tastings in a local winery as part of the hospitality and tourist attraction.

Another option for relaxation is presented by the proximity with Sredna Gora. You can recharge your batteries in the beautiful nature around. There are good opportunities for light hiking, bird watching, and observing wildlife in its natural environment.

Parties and nightlife

Even though it is a small town, Hisarya can’t do without proper places for eating and entertainment. There are several restaurants in the town center, offering outstanding local cuisine. Some have a long tradition and have opened more than 20 years ago. There are such, that offer international meals, from all around the world. But if you are a fan of delicious game meals – there is also an excellent restaurant within the park area. Perfect for family gatherings, groups, and events.

What else you need to know about Hisarya

With the many different hotels, sightseeing and time for relaxing in the healing mineral waters, there are plenty of things that you can do in Hisarya. Trust the knowledge and professionalism of the Boiana-MG team to help you spend a lovely vacation exactly to your liking. Just let us know what you are looking for and we will do our best to help you with a grand holiday!