Welcome to Villa Breza guesthouse in the village of Srednogorovo which is about 12 km to the south from the city centre of Kazanlak. Welcome to the valley of the Roses and the Thracian kings. We offer you free pick up and transport back to the bus or train station of Kazanlak on request. We can add an additional bed for an extra person in each of the rooms. Please email us after you make a reservation to inform us about it and we will make the arrangements. The cost for an extra bed is 8 Euro per night.If you don't like to prepare your meal we are going to invite you to taste some home-made dishes and you can enjoy your cup of coffee at the veranda, under trellis-vine, outside rest corner or at the balconies. We do hope the days spent at our place will stay in your memory for a long time!Surely you will ask us what to see in the area.The town of Kazanlak (60000 inhabitants) is known as the cultural and historical centre of Valley of the Roses and the Thracian kings. You can visit the following places of interest: 1. Iskra history museum and art gallery - situated 5 minutes walk from the centre of the town in the north direction. The museum was founded in 1901. It has over 50 000 original exhibits grouped in several exhibitions, presenting artefacts from pre-historic through Thracian, medieval and Renaissance culture and life. There is a rich collection of pictures of local artists. 2. Kulata Ethnographic complex - It presents the rich and unique material culture of the Bulgarians from the Kazanlak region in the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. The complex includes houses from the Revival times, and old shop for gifts and souvenirs, a coppersmiths workshop, studios of artists and violin-makers. Its interesting to taste rose brandy and rose jam in the complex. 3. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak located in the Tulbeto Park. The tomb was discovered in 1944. It is listed as number 44 at World Heritage List of Unesco. It consists of a corridor ending with a round chamber. It is famous for the frescoes on the walls which show depicting scenes from the life of the ancient Thracians. 4. Museum of the rose - It is situated in the northern part of the town, to the right of the main road to the town of Gabrovo. The museum was founded in 1984. The history of rose growing and rose oil manufacture is displayed in three halls. It is possible to buy various essential-oil products here. 5. The monastery in Kazanlak - It is situated 1 k.m. to the west of the town centre and retains the atmosphere of the old times and people destinys.In the vicinity of Kazanlak you can visit:6. Golyama Kosmatka mound - Here, in 2004, a monumental temple was discovered which has an impressive faade, a 13-metre long corridor and three spacious rooms. The first one is rectangular, with an arch-type two-slope roof. The second room is round, covered with a dome. The third, innermost one, was hewn into a huge stone block, weighing over 60 tons, in such a way that to resemble a sarcophagus. Numerous golden ornaments, greaves, a helmet, a sword and spear-gads were found in that chamber. In front of the faade the archaeologists discovered a magnificently sculptured bronze head that had belonged to a statue of a man. It is considered that it was a statue of King Seuthes III himself who was buried here. 7. The memorial church in Shipka was built in 1902 with Russian funds. The crypt in the church treasures the bones of the soldiers who lost their lives in the defence of Shipka peak during the Ottoman-Russian War! The golden domes of the church are well seen from a long distance. In front of the church there are several gift shops offering souvenirs, works of artists, wood-carvers, cutlers and other craftsmen. 8. The monastery near the town of Maglizh - Very nice place 12 k.m. to the east of Kazanlak and 2km to the north of Maglizh in the green forest on the slope of the mountain.9. Koprinka Dom - during the construction of the dam in 1949, the ancient Thracian city of Seuthopolis was discovered and entirely explored. That was the capital of the Odrysae kingdom during the rule of King Seuthes III. Now the old city is under the water. It is nice to relax somewhere on the beach of the lake. The distance from Koprinka dam to Kazanlak is 5 k.m.Popular local holidays (folk feasts and fairs:)The Festival of the Rose:It holds every year during the first weekend of June. The Festival of the Rose is one of the most remarkable events in Bulgaria, dedicated to beauty and to flowers, to Spring and to the fragrance of the priceless Kazanluk rose. The Festival of the Rose was celebrated for the first time in 1903, and since then traditionally is being held during the first weekend of June. That is the season when the gentle attar-yielding Kazanluk rose comes to bloom, filling the air with its scent. Nowadays the Festival of the Rose has evolved into an international event, at which thousands of tourists and guests of the town are entertained. The International folk festival: (It is a part of the festival of the Rose)For five days folk groups from the Balkans countries represent traditional costumes, dances and customs.Days of Thracian Culture:They holds every year during the first weekend of September a festival dedicated to the blend of theatre, archaeology and tourism.