Bulgaria is a country with thousands of years of history and a cultural heritage that embraces ancient civilizations. Despite the fact that it occupies only 2% of Europe’s territory, in Bulgaria, have been registered about 40,000 historical monuments, 36 cultural reserves, 160 monasteries, and roughly 330 museums and galleries This includes prehistoric finds, Thracian tombs, archaeological sites from the Greek and Hellenistic Age, Roman fortresses, historical monuments from the time of the First and the Second Bulgarian Kingdoms, and architectural landmarks from the Medieval Age.
The landscape of Bulgaria is mainly mountainous and composed by enchanting mountains, hilly regions, fascinating valleys and plains. The average altitude above sea level in Bulgaria is 470 m, with the highest point in the country being Musala Peak on the mountain of Rila, which is 2925 m high. Not to forget that Bulgaria borders the Black Sea to the east with very beautiful sandy beaches and marvelous nightlife in the cities like: Nesebar, Pomorie, Burgas, Sozopol, Sunny Beach (S’lncev Breg), Varna, Golden Sands (Zlatni Pjasci) and so on.
Must – see places:
Sofia – Sofia is the capital and the largest city. Sofia is considered one of the oldest settlement areas in Bulgaria. It is also one of the important business centres of the country.
1. Alexander Newsy Cathedral 2. Borisova Gradina 3. National Art Gallery
4. Royal Palace
Plovdiv – Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria. It is an important economic, transport, cultural, and educational center.
1. Ethnography Museum 2. Roman Antique Theater 3. St. Constantine and Elena Church