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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

The city of Diocletian in the palm of my hand route

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

Dear guests of Hisarya,

I'm Stefan from Photo moments and it's a great honor for me to be your guide today!


The city of Diocletian in the palm of my hand route

Type of the route – entirely pedestrian.

Total length – about 2 kilometers.

Duration – between an hour and a half and two hours, depending on the pace at which you walk and also the number and length of breaks you take.

Appropriate equipment – comfortable sports shoes, as well as comfortable clothing and outerwear according to the season.

Recommended for people of all ages!


Right in front of the hotel entrance, turn left along General Gurko Boulevard. We keep going straight until we arrive in front of the colored sign HISARYA, namely the garden with the fountain.


The garden with the fountain in front of the community center "Ivan Vazov" in the city of Hisarya

We are in front of the Tourist Information Center - Hisarya, which is our first stop today.


Tourist information center - Hisarya


We enter the TIC - Hisarya, without even suspecting the huge surprise that awaits us here!


Model of the city of Diocletian, located in the Tourist Information Center of the city of Hisarya

The city of Diocletian in the palm of my hand

We are about to look at a model of the city of Diocletian on a scale of 1:150, made by Mr. Tono Mekikov, a resident of the city of Hisarya.


It's time for photos, lots of smiles and a great mood!


After exploring together this wonderful, curious and so interesting and unexpected landmark of the city of Hisarya, it is time to inhale the aroma of the wonderful camellias blooming at the entrance of the Tourist Information Center in spring.


Blooming camellia in front of the Tourist Information Center in the city of Hisarya

They are beautiful, aren't they!


And now we cross the boulevard to take pictures in front of the colorful sign HISARYA!


Color inscription Hisarya in the city of Hisarya

Directly behind the colorful inscription, we are about to see the ruins of Basilica No. 8, dated around the fifth century AD. The basilica has three naves, with a semicircular apse, vestibule and baptistery (baptism).


Basilica number 8 in the city of Hisarya

After exploring this interesting landmark, let's rest our feet by the water pavilion "Colonnade Momina Banya".


Water pavilion "Colonnade Momina Banya" in the city of Hisarya

The water from the spring has a temperature of 51.2°C, so be careful!


After a good rest, we head to the magnificent Momina banya park.


Park "Momina Banya" in the city of Hisarya

Walking in the park is a great pleasure in any season – without a doubt!


In the spring, we can enjoy the blossoming magnolia trees that radiate beauty and inspire our senses!


Blooming magnolias in the city of Hisarya

When you feel tired, rest on one of the many benches in the park.


Park "Momina Banya" in the city of Hisarya

Maybe you were thirsty? No problems! In the Momina banya park there are two magnificent fountains that will gladly quench your thirst!



After you've had totally satisfied of the walk in Momina banya park, it's time to climb the stairs leading to General Gurko boulevard and on the way back to the Augusta SPA Hotel Hisarya, where we can enjoy a well-deserved and relaxing vacation!

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