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Big Tree, Nice Symbol.

The tree is dying... you should take a look at it as its still there. Once upon a time, there was a... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria

It is one of the most enchanting experience to sit under this tree. It looks like a normal tree... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
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The Old Elm in Sliven is the European Tree of the Year 2014. It's more than 1100 years old but still blossoming every year. It's one of the symbols of the town of Sliven.
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| Beginning of the Main Promenade, Sliven 8800, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

The tree is dying... you should take a look at it as its still there. Once upon a time, there was a huge forest of such trees, now its just this last one. Kudos to the people of the city which made it a meeting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank danielfrankie
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

It is one of the most enchanting experience to sit under this tree. It looks like a normal tree. But, the local people say that it has been there for about 1000 years. Well, that's something to look for while visiting the centre of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Cookada
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This magnificent tree is over 1000 years of age. It is one of Sliven's symbols. It is a popular meeting point. Part of it's trunk is cemented just to be preserved. It is located in the city center and very easy to find. Don't miss...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

The old elm was nominated for tree of the year about 2 or 3 years ago so people in Sliven seem to be proud of it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jarmena J
Reviewed 1 June 2018

the tree is old, a landmark and a meeting point in Sliven. It's in the town center and I often see tourists taking pictures

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Mollie s s
Reviewed 26 October 2017

You have to give it to the local people - first of all to preserve this bit of heritage and then to put it on the map as a place to see. Makes me wonder how many such trees have gone unnoticed in different parts...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BobYourUncle
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Like other visitors said it is an old tree (like 1000 years old) but a little small, however it is an icon of the city center. With the yellowish City municipality building at the background, you will get a nice picture 😊

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank FanW
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This elm is over 1000 years old and once was part of a great forest Magna Silva Bulgarica which streched from Black Sea to the Rhodope Mountains. Nowadays this tree is the only living representative of that majestic forest. It won the European Tree of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Mariya K
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very impressive, old and full of history tree. This is the best place for your meets in center on the city.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Ачката К
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Old Elm is a landmark in Sliven. It is at one of the ends of the central promenade downtown, so it can't be missed. Huge tree, more than 1000 years old! It's commendable that the local people take so much care of that tree...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 445nikr
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