Bulgaria is a natural beauty. It rolls down like a scroll from the pine-clad Balkin Mountains to meet the bright blues of the Black Sea. Also known as the Land of Roses because the Rose Valley near the town of Kazanalak produces about 85% of the world’s rose oil. Bulgaria is also blessed with magnificent mountains, ancient ruins, plains, seas, lovely beaches, rivers and Black Sea coastline. Diverse culture and rich heritage caps it all. There are many traditional dances, costumes, arts and crafts. Tourists enjoy listening to the thrilling historical tales, buzzing parties in the lively towns and basking in the beaches in front of the cosmopolitan seaside resorts. A special thank you to Rocket Marketing Pro for their help with this site. Find out more about them here.
The capital city of Bulgaria is Sofia, which is situated at the foot of Vitosha, which is a domed mountain. Sofia dates back to the 5th century B.C.
Of all the exciting attractions in Bulgaria, the following are the top four spots tourists love to visit:
This historic town in the Sofia Province was once the centre of the violent revolt against the Ottoman Empire in April 1876. Although the origin of the town is unknown, there are several legends to fill the gaps. Severally through the ages, it was destroyed by fire, but it always managed to rise and has stood the test of time to become the peaceful, colourful and romantic getaway it is today. With its authentic Bulgarian architecture, The most popular attractions in this town are Oslekov House, once a home of a wealthy tradesman built in 1856 and Topalova House that was created and occupied by a prominent tax collector. There are several museums and memorial houses you can visit, and this has made it a popular tourist destination.
You should find time also to visit this small city in central Bulgaria. Veliko Tarnovo was once the home to the Tsars. Its small section was built on hills, so it offers rolling cobblestone streets, ancient churches and traditional houses. Not so far away is the famous Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God, with its stunning architecture and incredible works of art from antiquity. In the past centuries, this city was home to over 30 monasteries, but this one has remained to tell the story.
The modern part of the city, on the other hand, has become an administrative centre for Northern Bulgaria. It is also an economic hotspot, with modern dining and accommodations.
Seven Rila Lakes
First, you need good shoes and clothes for this place. This is because there is still snow in Ma. Otherwise, the lakes are beautiful. The lakes, located in the magnificent Rila Mountain, are elevated between 2,100 to 2,500 meters above sea level. The highest lake is called Salzata while the deepest one is Okoto. The lakes are one of the major tourist attractions in Bulgaria. In the summer, hundreds of tourist come here, some only to tag photos and tag that they were here. You are driven to the site by a shuttle. From the parking, you are left to take a chairlift to take you up to walk around the lakes. If you find it closed, you will have to endure a strenuous hike. It is shut mostly on a Monday.
Located in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains near the town of Asenovgrad, the fortress is 279 meters above the sea level. It is a national monument and is open for visitors throughout the year. You will take some stairs and do a bit of climbing to reach the fortress, but the view you get at the top is worth more than your efforts.
The currency in Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Lev. Find the best exchange rates before you travel.