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Nature of Bulgaria - national parks and reserves for active recreation

Museo arqueológico de Varna Bulgaria is famous for its nature and national parks. At any time of the year you can find a picturesque corner for rest. Situated in the center of Europe, the country has become a natural oasis with forest reserves and beaches of the Black Sea. In Bulgaria there are 11 national parks, each of which is under the protection of the state. Tourists especially highlight the Rila National Park, famous for the Rila Monastery and the Seven Lakes. A zone for intensive tourism has been created specially for visitors. It includes bicycle, horse and ski trails as well as various recreation centers. Each route is marked for convenience and safety of tourists. Special places for campfires and camping are allocated. For those who prefer to plunge into the wild, it is suggested to go on the botanical route.
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The most unusual place in Bulgaria was the Belogradchik Rocks Park, which is located at the junction of the borders of Serbia and Romania in the most north-western part of the country. In addition to the rocks of magical beauty, on the territory is the largest fortress in Bulgaria, neighboring with a small town Belogradchik. In it family hotels, colorful and low-cost cafes are organized. The place is quite far from the main tourist paths and to get to it, you need to know the terrain. For the fact that such a nature is not found in southern Europe, often Belogradchik rocks are compared to the Greek Meteor.
Founded in 1952, the Pirin Park or, as it is also called, Vihren, is located in the south-west of Bulgaria. On its vast territory of 26 thousand hectares, is an unusually valuable natural complex from the lakes of the Pirin mountain range and karst landscape. Three kilometers of mountains are a spectacular sight. They are dappled with caves, funnels and gaps. The foothills of the mountains are covered by fir and beech forests, which are the storehouse of the country's forest resources. Among the pines, you can find copies about 500 years old. More than a hundred lakes cover the numerous kilometers of the park especially the glacial lakes located at the highest point of the mountain range which stand out for their beauty. According to UNESCO, the park was included in the number of World Heritage sites. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Unlike the huge Pirin Park, Srebarna Reserve, founded in the same year, does not differ much in size, but it deserves to be called one of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria. Its pearl is the Silver Lake. It was formed in the floodplain of the Danube and gives shelter to more than 180 species of birds. A lot of birds live in the reed beds covering almost all the lake. About a hundred species build nests, the rest stop to relax during the flight. Not far from the reserve is a museum filled with exhibitions about animals and birds inhabiting Srebarna. In addition, it houses a base for studying the flora and fauna of the lake.
Varna Liberation Monument On the mountain Vitosha is the oldest of the natural parks of Bulgaria. In 1934, it was given the status of a reserve for an amazing pine forest; some of the trees are already more than a hundred years. It is a real natural treasure. The flora of the park has more than two and a half thousand plants. Due to a large number of trees and meadow plants, Vitosha is called Sophia's lungs. On the territory there are tourist and sports bases as well as recreation houses, sheltered in a cozy place. To climb the mountain, you can take advantage of cable-chairlifts, one of which can lift tourists almost to Cherni Vrah, the tops of Vitosha.
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Near the steep slopes of the Central Balkans, you can see the nature park Bulgarka. Its location is famous for the variety of reliefs and favorable climate, as a result of which the flora and fauna of the area is also uncommon. On the territory of the park, many archaeological and historical discoveries were made, connected with its geographical location. The center of the park is located near the architectural and ethnographic complex of Etyra, and in the areas of Todorka and Uzana you can practice equestrian sport. In this area ecotourism is well developed and all the conditions for a holiday away from civilization are created
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Reference information
Map of all parks
National and city parks of Bulgaria
♥   Nature Park 'Belasitza' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Bulgarka' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Centralen Balkan' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Persina' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Pirin' . On the map   Photos
♥   World Heritage Site 'Pirin National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Rila' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Rilski manastir' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Rusenski Lom' . On the map   Photos
♥   Nature Park 'Shumensko plato' . On the map   Photos
Country maps Maps of Bulgaria
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Photogallery of Bulgaria

Cultural sights in regions of Bulgaria

Bansko
The city’s belfry a very symbolic and unusual historical monument that is located in the courtyard of the Holy Trinity Church. It was built in 1866 by famous architect and inventor Theodore Hadjiradonov. The church looked very impressive and large in comparison with other buildings of that period. For many years, … Read more
Sofia
The red brick building can be seen even from remote areas of the city. Travelers can appreciate the appearance of the mosque and access its interior; in hours free of prayers entry is open to devotees of any religion. A lot of impressions will give a trip to the Ivan Vazov House Museum. This is where the … Read more
Golden Sands
Fans of exciting excursions will like their visit to Chiflika Exhibition Complex. It is located in a suburban area of Golden Sands, in the town of Batova. The museum offers its visitors to observe an interesting collection of ethnographic items, which will help visitors to get acquainted with traditions of life and … Read more
Varna
Bridge of Wishes is a very symbolic and interesting attraction. This place is particularly popular among couples. When you walk on the bridge, you should think of the most cherished wish and it will certainly come true. Cathedral of the Holy Assumption of the Virgin is a wonderful religious monument. The construction … Read more
Plovdiv
Out of all religious landmarks of Plovdiv, it’s important to mention Church of Saints Constantine and Helena. The first church on the site of the modern landmark appeared yet in 337. That building was named after Emperor Constantine and his mother. During its long history, the church was destroyed and rebuilt a … Read more
Nessebar
This church was established by Greeks in the period of the early Middle Ages. In the early 20th century the building of the church was massively destroyed with an earthquake and was partially ruined. However the survived parts of the religious building give a chance to fully embrace the foregone might and beauty of the … Read more

Bulgaria: Map of sightseeing in regions

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