Kardzhali is located in the middle of the eastern Rhodope mountains, along the banks of the Arda river. On the territory of this city have found evidence of human settlement 6000 years old, and evidence of inhabitants Thracians, Romans, Byzantines, Turks
and Bulgarians. After releasing the city from Ottoman rule in 1912, became Kardzhali "tobacco store" of the Rhodope mountains.
Places of interest include Uspenie Bogorodichno monastery complex. This is a unique Christian Center, founded by the religious schools Saraev Boyan. Frescoes and murals of the monastery are very beautiful.