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Bulgaria sightseeing. Travel guide - attractions, sights, nature and touristic places

Bulgaria has everything that vacationers seek in a country – awesome beach resorts, rich historical and cultural heritage, interesting architecture and museums. Sofia is cultural and political capital of the country. Travellers will be particularly interested in the central part of the city as all major landmarks are located there. These are Banya Bashi Mosque, the Church of St. George, Mineral Bath, Theological Seminary, the Church of St. Nicolas, and Sofia Cathedral. The central square of the city is the location of another popular landmark, the Museum of History, which exhibits the Panagyurishte Treasure. The age of the exhibited items is the 6th – 3rd centuries B.C. The treasure was found by archaeologists near Sofia and consists of several gold plates decorated with carvings.
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Varna is considered one of the oldest cities in Europe. Many buildings there belong to the antique period. Varna Necropolis is the most famous sight of the city. Archaeological excavations never stop there. It is possible to see the results of these excavations in the Museum of Archaeology.
Pleven is one more important historic centre of the country. This is a city of glorious past, and guests are welcome to learn more about it in the museum of Pleven Epopee 1877, which is most commonly known as Pleven Panorama. The building of the museum is also worth attention. Many years ago, the building was used for the meeting of Alexander II with Osman-pasha. There is a beautiful park on one of surrounding hills. The park was named after Russian general Skobelev. There is also a museum dedicated to the military events of the 19th century. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The city of Plovdiv is another popular tourist destination in Bulgaria. Plovdiv is famous for ancient archaeological landmarks, the most prominent one being the Ancient Theatre built in the 2nd century during the reign of Trajan. Other sights of antiquity in the city include the City Forum, several ancient thermae and old basilicas. The clock tower, which is located in the central square of the city, was proclaimed the oldest tower of its type in whole Europe.
Veliko Tarnovo is a prominent Bulgarian city that is home to three magnificent sanctuaries – Holy Forty Martyrs Church, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul and the Church of St Demetrius of Thessaloniki. There is an interesting fact connected with these buildings. Their architect, Nikolai Finchev, was a self-learning master, but in his works he managed to overcome many famous architects of his time. The Marine Park, which is located in Burgos, is also worth visiting as besides entertainment there are beautiful monuments and sculptures in the city.
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Famous and uniques places in Bulgaria from our review series

Devetashka Cave

From the series “Fantastic and colorful caves inside the Earth”
In Bulgaria, an outstanding natural attraction is Devetashka Cave, located on the Osam River. It was discovered by a group of researchers in 1921 and is the largest cave in the country. The length of underground passages is 1500 meters. The main feature of the cave are large openings in the ceiling, thanks to which some of its areas are perfectly illuminated in the daytime. In some parts of the cave rapid streams flow, and natural arches are covered with dense vegetation. While exploring the cave, more than ten beautiful lakes and many unusual formations have been discovered.

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Skull Rhodope

From the series “Most curious artifacts of extraterrestrial origin”
In 2001 the skull of the unknown being was discovered in Ostrhodopenes. The story of the discovery of this artifact is interwoven with the mystical legends. The skull was found by Roman Gentschev, the inhabitant of Plovdiv. The realistic dreams forced the 38 year old man to go to the search for the artifact. In dreams, Roman has seen five men in the unusual silver dresses that have shown the spot of the find exactly.

In search of the skull, the local inhabitant went along with his wife and the comrade. Surprisingly, they have exactly the place where the small skull is discovered. Its weight does not exceed 250 grams. The brain bowl of the specimen is greatly enlarged and there is no oral cavity. Not far from the skull was still found an object of unknown origin-the fragment of the metal … Read all

Plovdiv

From the series “The oldest inhabited cities on the planet”
Plovdiv is the oldest city in Bulgaria and one of oldest cities in the world that never ceases to attract with its cultural and historical charm. According to scientists, it was founded in 4000 BC, so the city is over 6,000 years old. Currently, the city is home to about 400,000 people; it’s the second largest settlement of the country after the capital.

Cultural and historical objects represented in Plovdiv have a value of global significance. The city has more than 200 objects of world cultural heritage. Rich historical heritage didn’t prevent Plovdiv from developing as a great economic, trade and cultural center. For many years, it has remained a venue for major international events; there are always interesting exhibitions here in spring and autumn.

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Sightseeing in popular cities of Bulgaria

Sunny Beach
The most beautiful beaches are located in the northern part of the island. Beautiful Stara Planina Mountain is located very close to the coast. Here visitors can always make a break from the hot sun and walk among picturesque foothills. The majority historical sites and old buildings are located in the southern part of the city. From this point of view the settlement named Nessebar is particularly notable. This is one of the oldest parts of Europe, and so first settlements on its territory … Read more
Sofia
In the center of town is located Slaveykov Square, from which diverge beautiful boulevards and avenues in different directions just like sun rays. The city’s downtown is a pedestrian zone, so nothing will prevent tourists and local residents from unhurried walks and enjoying the magnificence of the local nature. There are also several office buildings around the square. These are the real examples of modern architecture. Those, who like shopping, should go to Vitosha Boulevard, which is … Read more
Golden Sands
On the territory of Golden Sands are located 50 hotels and all of them are built not far away from the coast line. The resort is considered the ideal place of rest for tourists with kids. All hotels have entertainment centers where experienced teachers will look after your kids. There are also playing rooms for kids and beaches are equipped with attractions for kids. The main peculiarity of the resort is the large number of high-quality swimming pools filled with mineral water. You will have … Read more
Varna
The center is of the city is marked with the Square of Independence. This is a huge pedestrian zone. There is no transport here and so nothing breaks the calm and measured atmosphere of this place. On the square are located 2 large cultural centers – the Varna Dramatic Theatre and the Opera Theatre. Between them is located a small market that will be surely interesting for guests of this wonderful city. Here you can find different types of goods, hand-made jewelry, wonderful pictures, … Read more
Nessebar
Due to the fact this town is mainly famous as a beach resort the majority of the local hotels are built in close proximity to the coast line. On the territory of each hotel there is a beach, a chain of restaurants and shops. Besides this, the well-equipped beaches of Nessebar offer renting sports equipment. Here you will find everything you need for scuba diving and surfing. Every hotel in Nessebar certainly has several swimming pools, a Turkish bath, a sauna, modern gyms, fitness centers and … Read more
Burgas
Sault and fresh water lakes that are situated here are a real wonder of mature. Water in them has unique healing qualities and medicinal muds are successfully used for cosmetology purposes. In Burgas you can both have rest and improve your health and appearance. Despite the fact the lakes are located near national reserve zone they are open for visitors who are allowed to swim, enjoy tender sun and bird piping. If you like fishing, you will be definitely happy to participate in an excursion to … Read more

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