CITY TRAVEL GUIDES
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.
Located deep in a beautiful valley, the Rila Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the top tourist attractions of the Balkans with around 1 million visitors a year.
Situated in the rocks of the picturesque valley of the river Rusenski Lom, the Basarbovo Monastery is the only active monastery in Bulgaria. It’s a place that is rich in history, nature, and mysticism.
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.
Discovered accidentally in the rocky gorge of the river Cherni Lom, Orlova Chuka is one of the most fascinating caves in Bulgaria and the second longest in the country.
One of the most popular waterfalls in Bulgaria is located only 20 km from Veliko Tarnovo – the old capital of Bulgaria.
TRAVEL TIPS AND INFORMATION
Seaside resorts, towns and beaches
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