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.
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.
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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