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Archeological Reserve – Medieval Town of Cherven

The medieval town is situated on a high hill in the canyon of the Cherni Lom river at the village of Cherven, 35 km south from Russe.
Ruins of big Byzantine fortresses from the VI century are preserved. The small settlement left continued its development and during the period of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom it transmuted into big town of Cherven, one of the leading military, administrative, economic, religious and cultural centers in the country.
Archeological excavations reveal the ruins of a big number of dwellings, 13 churches, administrative buildings, a feudal castle within the borders of the town, underground water supply channels, fortifications, etc.