The city lies 80 km west of Varna and is built within a cluster of hills, northern outliers of the eastern Balkans, which curve round it on the west and north in the shape of a horse-shoe. A rugged ravine intersects the ground longitudinally within the horse-shoe ridge. From Shumen roads radiate northwards to the Danubian cities of Rousse and Silistra and to Dobruja, southwards to the passes of the Balkans, and eastwards to Varna and Balchik.
Places to go in Shumen
- Preslavski treasures are exhibited in Louvre
- Bulgaria invests in the development of cultural and history tourism
- FinMin Vows Cultural Tourism Investments in ‘Cradle of Bulgaria’