Bas - relief of Tsar Ivan Asen II
The battle of the village of Klokotnitsa took place on March 9, 1230, not far from the river Klokotnitsa and the village of the same name, between the Bulgarian army led by Tsar Ivan Asen II and the army of the Epirus ruler Theodore Komnin. The Bulgarians completely defeated the Epirus empire by capturing the Epirus basileus with his entire family, and liberating his troops.
Even today, travelers on the E-80 road, passing by the village of Klokotnitsa, can see the bas-relief of Ivan Asen II, erected near the historical place, to remind us of his great victory near Haskovo.
Klokotnitsa village, Haskovo district