Welcome to Bulgaria
The mountains that lift the soul compete with the golden beaches, while cities buzz with nightlife and art. In the charming mixture of nature and history of Bulgaria, they guarantee unforgettable adventures.
Beaches of the Black Sea
Large sandy beaches and holidaymakers in the Bulgarian mountains every summer. Bulgarian vagabonds were wounded in the cool sea and turquoise waters. Foreign visitors are also advised on the Bulgarian coasts, thanks to the magnificent seaside resorts such as Primorsko (and at their competitive prices with those of Western Europe). Even the two big coastal cities, Varna and Burgas, have attractive beaches just minutes from their urban heart. And although Sunny Beach, Sozopol and other favorite sites have been developed thoroughly, there are still many bays discovered north and south of the main hubs.
Churches and religious arts
No visitor to Bulgaria can be impressed by his religious art, from huge churches with golden vaults to miniature icons. The Aleksander Nevski Church in Sofia and the 10th-century Rila Monastery attract many visitors and pilgrims, while Travana’s woodcuts and Bachoco’s apocalyptic frescoes are well-known. But Orthodox churches, even in the smallest villages, have much to admire: the sentimental designs of saints, often placed on carved wooden icons (icons), seem magical when candles are lit. The sites of many sacred buildings are almost as spectacular: gritti, rocks and isolated mountain passes.
Mountains and forests
The wild landscapes of Bulgaria accelerate the pace of hikers, cyclists and skiers. Seven mountain ranges crisscross the country. Glacial lakes sparkle between these steep summits and the tangled hills of forests, bears and lynx, a foretaste of Europe’s primitive past. Roads and hizhas (huts) provide access to beauties such as panoramic mists in the Stara Planina region and to the east of Mount Vihren (2915 m), the second highest mountain in Bulgaria. Between hikes in the villages of Rodopi, Bulgarian hikes on the ski slopes of Bansko or bird watching in the Pirin National Park, Bulgaria has to appreciate (and exhaust) the lovers of the big booty.
The murmurs of history come from the fortresses and ruins of Bulgaria. The caves that are excreted in the wild sculpture of the Bulgarian rivers keep traces of Neolithic settlements. The mysterious Thracians have left behind dazzling transfers of gold and silver and tombs that can be explored to this day. The Romans built beautiful cities, including baths, walls and amphitheatres are permanently in the heart of modern cities such as Varna and Plovdiv. The successions of the tsars were promoted along the bastions of the fortress of Tsarevci in the former capital Veliko Târnovo. And these stories are no less relevant today, as Thracian art and Bulgaria’s victory over the Ottomans continue to inspire.
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