Russe is the fifth-largest city in Bulgaria, situated in the northeastern part of the country, on the right bank of the Danube, opposite the Romanian city of Giurgiu, 300 km from the capital Sofia and 200 km from the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It is the most significant Bulgarian river port, serving an important part of the international trade of the country.
Rousse is known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, which attracts many tourists. The Rousse-Giurgiu Friendship Bridge, the only one in the shared Bulgarian-Romanian section of the Danube, crosses the river nearby.
Things to See and Do
* Rousse TV Tower
* Dohodno Zdanie – old theatre building
* Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture
* Rousse Regional Historical Museum
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Lev3 (BGN)
Language – Bulgarian
Population – 175,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 359
Port Location – The port is located on the Danube river.