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Landmarks in Dimitrovgrad

The Historical Museum (7, St. Climent Ohridski Str., tel.: 0391 23264, working hours: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, no entrance fee). The Penyo Penev House-Museum is situated on the floor of the building, where the poet lived and the exhibit shows his life and works (9, D. Blagoev Blvd., tel.: 0391 24304, working hours: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, no entrance fee). The Art Gallery exhibits paintings and hosts personal and group exhibitions (7, D. Blagoev Blvd., tel.: 0391 25846, working hours: 9 a.m. - 12 a.m. and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, no entrance fee). The Apostol Karamitev Theatre of Drama (13, D. Blagoev Blvd., opposite the railway station, tel.: 0391 23312, P. O. Box 88). Jordano Bruno Planetarium is the first such facility in the country, opened in 1962 (Vaptsarov Park, tel.: 0391 26180, no entrance fee). St. Dimitur Church was built in 1880-1884. It is a three-nave basilica, which can be visited every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It is located at Rakovski Blvd., in the very centre of the town. Interesting because of its architecture is the Rotunda a modern building touching the town-hall. It is located at the downtown square.

Dimitrovgrad is one of the greenest towns in Bulgaria. There are more than 4 500 decares of parks and gardens. The Maritsa Park is on the right bank of the river, the oldest is the Vaptsarov Park, while the most interesting and picturesque one is the well-known Penyo Penev Park.

Every two years since 1970 the town hosts the so-called Days of Poetry, during which poets contest  for the prize Penyo Penev. It is interesting to note that the first winner of this prize was the poet Damyan Damyanov. Since 1980 Dimitrovgrad also hosts the Bulgarian Theatrical Poster Exhibition and Contest

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