Rousse - A centre of culture situated on the Danube
Rousse is the centre of an administrative region. It is situated on the right bank of the Danube at the mouth of the Roussenski Lom river.
During th Renaissance it was a cultural centre and the centre of the national liberation movement activists in Bulgaria. From the times of the Turkish yoke ruins of the Konu Kapia gate and of the Levent Tabia fortress have been faithfully preserved. A Pantheon has been constructed where the ossa of Lyuben Karavelov, Stefan Kardzha, Angel Kanchev, Zahary Stoyanov, Panayot Hitov, Baba Tonka and other distinguished Bulgarians are kept.
In the vicinity of the town are the forest park Lipnik and the Roussenski Lom natural reserve.
The Bridge of Friendship over the Danube connect Rousse with Romania, the town of Gyurgevo is the border crossing point between Bulgaria and Romania.