Late antiqe and medieval fortress “TUIDA”

Awarding ceremony the competition "Mummers masks Tuida-2017"

Patricia Drenska of 4a grade of school "Dimitar Petrov" in Sliven took first place in the competition for making mummer masks - "Mummers masks -Tuida 2017". She and other honors were awarded at an official ceremony.

The second place took Denitsa Kaltcheva and Nikolai Nikolayev of 5 grade of school "St. Cyril and Methodius".

The third award is for Marin Cholakov of 3b grade of school "Panayot Hitov."

Special Prize of the team of fortress Tuida get a 12-year-old Rumyana Sasheva of 5c grade of school "Brothers Miladinovi".

All participants in the competition received certificates. Masks are now out in the covered exhibition at the Visitor Center of the fortress. The exhibition will continue until March 5, 2017. Thanks to the participation of students, all masks are sensational and deserve a reward! With the competition aimed to provoke the curiosity of the young generation and make them learn more about the tradition. We wish all participants continue to be just as creative and inquisitive, and their parents and teachers we attach recognition the encouragement and support!

The competition on "Mummers masks" for making mummer masks from different regions of Bulgaria announced in early February. It was held on the occasion of ritual Surva and accompanying masquerade games in Bulgaria.Mummer traditions in our country originate from more than 8000 years.An old tradition between Meat and Sirni Sunday before Lent in Eastern Bulgaria and between Christmas and Epiphany in western Bulgaria are held mummers games. Surva the ritual belongs to the winter celibatarian masquerade games and is associated with the change of the old and the new year, approaching awakening of nature. Traditionally on Shrove Sunday young and old people are dress up as "old" scary and other characters from the popular epic (grandmother, grandfather, bride, king, etc.).The masks who wear are shaped like the heads of strange beings and animals with scary faces and protruding teeth, horns, tails, beaks clacking or with complex structures made of feathers of poultry on a wooden skeleton.

At the end of the day mummers gather in the square and the sound of bells play for health and prosperity. These traditions and rituals involve young to experience things stored identity of peoples for centuries.


Fortress Tuida with new prices from January.

Since January, Fortress Tuida will work with the new prices and offer services. Change there is the price for visits by students and pensioners - of 1.00 lev to 1.50 lev per person, and changes in some services. For example, discussions of Bulgarian and foreign languages aligning and became priced at 10.00 lev
Detailed price list can be found in section entrance fees and services.


Fortress Tuida will not be open during weekends holidays 24,25,26,31 December 2016 and 1,2 in January 2017. Only in case of reservation, the fortress will provide an opportunity to visit. On 30th December  the fortress will work until noon. Reservations can be made by phone on 0895467289/0878640224!




         Late Antique and Medieval fortress Tuida win in the race for the annual award of the Ministry of Tourism in the category "Tourist Attraction / object" battled with 19 other worthy tourist attractions!

            Tuida an integral part of the cultural life of the city, which was quickly turned into desirable tourist destination for Bulgarians and foreigners!
            On 19.12.2016g. are organizing a special ceremony by the Ministry of Tourism was awarded the prize of
 Vice mayor Stoyan Markov and Manager of the fortress Maia Ivanova by the Chairman of the Commission for Consumer Protection Dimitar Margaritov.

            Statuettes that received winners in the 16 categories are copyrighted product by Dimitar Germanov, specially made for the ceremony and will only be used for the next editions of the competition.

The vote for Tuida is the recognition of people, to working of the fortress team!!!           

                                               THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORT US!



Vote for Tuida fortress!

Dear friends, Tuida fortress is nominated for the Annual Tourism Awards, 2016 at category "Tuorism attraction/object". You could vote for us online till December, 18th at the following adress: Tourism awards BG
P.S. in bulgarian we are written like this: Късноантична и средновековна крепост "Туида", гр. Сливен

Thank You!

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