Despite its small territory, this country has collect some amazing natural and historical sites.Bulgariais a country that offers a very diverse list of things to do whether it is a romantic stay at the Majestic Hotel Bulgaria or a Jeep safari.
A tour of Bulgaria is a fascinating experience! It is a country with a cultural legacy going back to Roman times. Visit the Thracian ruins in the Southern plains or enjoy the large forests in the North. If you're looking for city life, head to Sofia, the capital. It will surprise you with its laid-back flair in a distinctly "Balkan" way. And if you want to relax at the sea side: the Black Sea is a must-do!
Bulgaria’s incredible scenery, from its mighty mountains to the breathtaking beaches of theBlack Sea, is a persuasive reason to choose train travel over bus (at times faster, but cramped and less spectacular), or car (a precarious choice considering the unmarked lanes and speedy drivers).
Varna is a city most famous with its vibrant life. It is another great place where you can have fun and still enjoy the sunshine and the nice beaches over there.
Sofia has a long history. Its first inhabitants settled in the area in around 800 BC. Today it continues to attract more and more tourists as it is the cultural centre of Bulgaria. The metropolitan culture of Sofia combines with the calm of the small city to give it a special atmosphere.
Be fascinated by the vast collection of murals, woodcarvings, old weapons and bibles written on parchment at Rila Monastery, 121km (75 miles) fromSofia. Fire has destroyed most of the early 10th-century architecture, and the present buildings date from the 19th century, with the exception of the 14th-century Khrelio's Tower.
The town of Belograd chik gives its name to Bulgaria's most remarkable rock formations - The Belograd chik Rocks. This marvel of nature has been shaped and molded by rains, running waters and the wind for more than 200 million years, turning the stone into sculptures resembling mythical beings and people, beasts and birds.
Architectural and Museum Reserve Tsarevets is one of the most frequented tourist sites in Bulgaria. It is located on Tsarevets Hill in the old part of the town of Veliko Tarnovo.
The hill was first settled as early as the 3rd millennium BC. In the 5th and 6th centuries it housed the largest city of the Bysantine Empire in theprovinceofMoesia Inferior– Zikideva.. Architecture and Museum Reserve Tsarevets is a unique way to get to knowBulgaria’s past.
The Sound and Light audiovisual show is a unique attraction that uses hundreds of coloured lights, music and church bells to depict key moments of Bulgarian history.
Seven Rila Lakes
Situated in Rila National Park,Seven Rila Lakes are an attractive spot for keen mountaineers and tourists of all kind. The lakes have glacial origin and each of them is named according to its shape. The lakes looked as if an artist has drawn them in various shapes with his master brush.
Nessebar is not only one of the oldest cities in Bulgaria, but also one of the oldest towns in Europe. Its brick churches date back to the Middle Ages and before, and its wooden homes are from Bulgaria's Revival period in the 1800s. The town is recognized as a World Heritage City and we enjoyed walking through its picturesque streets.
Just a few steps in glorious Perpericon give the visitor an extraordinary experience of the ancient times. The fortress was built on the ruins of a Thracian sanctuary which for thousands of years had been the most holy place to many generations in these lands.
One of the best preserved architectural ensembles of splendid painted houses from the Bulgarian Renaissance period.
Cherven Castleor Red Castle in Bulgarian was constructed in the 11th through 14th century. It replaced Byzantine fortification since the 6th century. The city and its fortifications reached particular importance during Second Bulgarian Kingdom. Besides the Inner Fortifications the city spread all over the mountain top and even beyond the city walls.
Boyana Church, a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church, is notable for its 13th century frescoes and show cases outstanding examples of the paintings of that period. It is situated on the out skirts Sofia, in the Boyana quarter. A total of 89 scenes with 240 human images are depicted on the walls of the church.
Language: Bulgarian (official) 76.8%, Turkish 8.2%, Roma 3.8%, other 0.7%, other (unknown) 10.5%
Currency: Bulgarian Lev
Religion: Bulgaria is free country for practising one's own religion.
By population percentage: Christians are in first position, the 2nd is Islam.
Climate: temperate; cold, damp winters; hot, dry summers