– BULGARIA TRAVEL GUIDE –
Capital city: Sofia
Population: 7,606,551 people
Area: 110,910 square kilometers
Located in the middle of the Balkans, Bulgaria is a geographically very diverse country. The main attraction of the country is the clean and beautiful Black Sea coast, attracting tourists from all over the world. Bulgaria is a country extremely beloved by tourists from all over the world – in the era of cheap airline flights, the country has never been as accessible as it is today. This is thanks to affordable prices, excellent regional cuisine clean beaches, nice people and rapid development of the country. New entertainment centers, aquaparks, pubs, bars and restaurants are constantly being built in towns and cities located close to the sea. There are luxury hotels offering guests a wide range of activities, such as folklore evenings, a rich animation program and live music concerts. Bulgaria is also home to remarkable historical monuments, 12 very well-maintained national parks, well-manicured and clean beaches. The Bulgarian Black Sea coast has excellent conditions for water sports, such as sailing, windsurfing, parachuting and many others.
-Bulgaria travel guide –
Sofia is listed in many rankings as one of the cheapest capitals in Europe. So this is a very important reason to visit it. The Bulgarian capital is experiencing a renaissance. A network of modernized and newly built cheaper and more expensive hotels makes for a wide and varied range of accommodations. From the numerous low-cost hostels located in the city center, to the facilities of such international brands as Ibis, Best Western, Novotel, Ramada, InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Hilton, to the exclusive Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia or Hyatt Regency Sofia.
It is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is the heir of the ancient Thracian settlement of Mesambria established 2000 BC. Since 510 BC it was a Greek city-colony of Mesemvria. A theater and a temple of Apollo were located there. In 72 BC. The city was conquered by the Romans. In 812, the Khan of Krum ruled over the city. Nessebar, is a charming historic town, located on a rocky peninsula in the immediate vicinity of seaside resorts such as Bourgas, Pomorie and Sunny Beach. Although the entire peninsula can be walked around in 40 minutes, and all the sights in another 1.5 hours, the town, due to its character, certainly deserves a visit for its monuments and characteristic houses, winding streets, stalls, antique stores and cozy cafes and restaurants.
A tourist resort located on the Black Sea, about 20 km north of Varna. It invites you to relax on a long, beautiful beach and amidst the greenery created by a unique park. In addition to swimming in the sea, you can also enjoy swimming in the many free swimming pools located along the beach. A wide range of bars, restaurants, clubs and discos invite you to have fun every night in a different establishment. Water sports and horseback riding are available. There are balneological complexes where one can take a dip in thermal pools.
Bulgaria’s most famous and largest Orthodox monastery, located at the foot of the Rila massif. The monastery is built amidst forests, at an altitude of about 1100 m. Founded in the 10th century by St. Ivan. The buildings form a closed, irregular quadrangle decorated inside with magnificent colonnades. In the center of the monastery courtyard rises a temple covered with frescoes. The whole is complemented by two gates: Dupnitskaya and Samokovskaya. The monastery is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery also offers accommodations for tourists.
Basarbovo Monastery – Rock monasteries in the valley of the Rusenski Lom river
Monasteries have existed since the 12th-14th centuries, when there were many hermit monks. They adopted natural caves for their own purposes and thus whole complexes of monasteries were created. There are more than 250 churches. The monastery in the rocks „St. Archangel Mikhail” is one of the largest centers of culture and sacred literature in Bulgaria in the 13th and 14th centuries. Wall paintings from that period are still preserved today.
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