Ruse is a cosmopolitan city at a crossroads. Throughout the ages, each culture has left an imprint on a variety of cultural strata. The spirit of the city, however, has always remained unchanged, everlasting and free like the Danube river.

Ruse is the largest Bulgarian city on the Danube River and the most significant transport, logistics, business and cultural centre of Northern Bulgaria.

The city welcomes its guests with an impressive architectural heritage inspired by the progressive European spirit of its citizens. Ruse invited eminent European architects at the turn of the 20th century

to build the architectural environment of the city. Today, dozens of heritage-listed buildings have the European Heritage label. 


Host Venue:Arena Monbat Ruse

Arena Monbat Ruse is an indoor arena located in Ruse, Bulgaria. It is one of the most modern venues in Southeastern Europe with a seating capacity of 5,100 spectators depending on its use. Located in a convenient location beside the stadium, the arena is within walking distance of the city center. 
The Arena hosted three games from Group F of the EuroBasket Women 2017 qualification. It also hosted the FIVB Volleyball Grand Prix, where the national team of Bulgaria played against Kazakhstan, South Korea and Germany.

Arena Monbat