Your guide to Bulgaria

Travel ideas

Bulgaria’s picturesque northern Black Sea coast is full of wonderful natural and historical sights. If you’re planning a holiday in this area, here are some spots no to be missed during your visit.

When it comes to lakes, Rila has a lot to offer as there are nearly 200 glacial lakes in the mountain range. Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting ones.

Amazing cities and nature

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria with a population of 1.33 million. It is situated at the foothills of the 2290-m-high Vitosha mountain. Thanks to its location, Sofia is not just a city with rich culture and history, but a great hiking base and ski resort as well.

Plovdiv is the second largest city of Bulgaria with a population of 347 000, also considered as the country’s cultural capital. It is supposedly the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe with many well preserved ancient monuments.

Bulgaria’s 378-km-long, picturesque Black Sea coastline is dotted with beaches of golden sand, river valleys, estuaries and ancient towns. It is the most important tourist destination of the country during the summer season, attracting millions of foreign and local tourists every year. The Bulgarian Riviera, as it is often referred to, has more than 130 km of sandy beaches and dozens of sea resorts.

Rila is the highest mountain range in Bulgaria and on the whole Balkan Peninsula. It is situated in southwestern Bulgaria, only about 70 km from Sofia. Rila is one of Bulgaria’s most popular tourist attractions hosting the Rila Monastery, the Seven Rila Lakes, ski resorts, many hiking routes and hot springs.

Travel tips and information

Did YOU KNOW?

The longest pedestrian street in Europe is located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. “The Main”, as it is often referred to, forms a pedestrian zone that is almost 1.8 km long. It is a landmark of the city itself with many galleries, shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.

Seaside resorts and towns

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We truly believe that Bulgaria is one of the most exciting countries in Europe, a hidden treasure in the heart of the Balkans. Our goal is to provide practical information for visitors of the country, and in the same time, to highlight the beauty and values of Bulgaria. To showcase its amazing nature, history, culture and cuisine – all the things that make Bulgaria exciting. That’s why we are excitingBULGARIA.com

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