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Bulgaria tourist attractions: what to see in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria, a bridge between Christian Europe and Muslim Turkey, is a country little known from a tourist point of view. But the tourist attractions of Bulgaria are many. Sofia, the state capital, is one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe. The country has a particular history and culture.

In addition to the capital, the most developed tourist area is undoubtedly the coast along the Black Sea. Here there are renowned seaside resorts, full of beaches and nightlife, such as Varna, Sunny Beach, Golden Sands and Burgas.

However, the rest of the country is very interesting, offering references such as the beautiful Orthodox monasteries, magnificent natural settings, ancient medieval cities, and archaeological remains.


In Bulgaria there are interesting remains of Roman cities such as Plovdiv with its theater, aqueduct, stadium and odeon. Among the historical centers are those of Veliko Tarnovo, Koprivshtitsa, Tryavna, Kazanlak and Belogradchik, all in the interior of the country, and along the Black Sea coast those of Nesebar and Sozopol. Among the monasteries are those of Rila, Bachkovo and the churches in the rock of Ivanovo.

Another reason for a visit to Bulgaria is the country’s rich and varied cultural heritage. Inhabited since prehistoric times, there are traces showing the different historical periods and the rich cultural traditions of the population.

Bulgaria has a dozen sites that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Among the natural attractions of Bulgaria are the Pirin National Park, the Balkan Beech Forests and the Srebarna Nature Reserve. Among the archaeological sites of Bulgaria are the Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak, the Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari, the ancient city of Nessebar, the Knight of Madara. While among the religious monuments are world heritage sites the churches in the rock of Ivanovo, the church of Boyana and the Rila Monastery.

The climate of Bulgaria.

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