First mentions about the city date back to the early 13th century. At that time a Roman fortress was situated on that territory. In the Middle Ages it was conquered by the Turks and remained in their hands until the 18th century. The modern city represents a unique mix of architectural styles and cultural traditions; there are historical sites from different eras in its territory.
It is worth to start exploring attractions of the city with a visit to Victory Square; next to it there are several iconic objects. The Orthodox Cathedral is very impressive and unique architectural monument; it was built in the middle of the last century. Its main distinguishing feature is the bright red-and- green roof lined with multi-colored tiles.
Opposite the cathedral there is a beautiful monument dedicated to those killed during the revolution of 1989. There is also Memorial Museum of Revolution (Memorial ul Revolutieri) that will allow learning a lot of important and interesting facts about this historic event. Among the exhibits there are uniforms, historical documents, books and a collection of newspapers, an interesting library and a rich collection of personal belongings of revolutionaries. The museum often hosts representations of interesting historical films.