Bulgaria

Bulgaria has the most interesting historical nation of Eastern Europe. This country is full of wonderful store of natural wealth filled with mountains, lowlands near the river Danube, rich farmland, and sandy beaches along the Black Sea Coast. There is plenty of space to enjoy your time and explore all the hidden treasures in this country.

Rila National Park / Seven Lakes

This is a wonderful sanctuary, containing mountains  and a variety of interesting animals and plants. You'll find eagles, deer, goats, bats, and owls and other species of wildlife. There are also 282 species of moss and 233 species of fungi in the garden. Musala mountain is the highest point in Bulgaria because its top more than 9,500 feet above sea level. Rila National Park are popular among European climbers had reached its peak E4.

 

Rila National Park / Seven Lakes

Rila National Park

Rila National Park / Seven Lakes

Rila National Park and Seven Lakes

Rila National Park / Seven Lakes

Sofia The Capital City

Sofia is the capital and largest city in Bulgaria. This is where there are many historical and cultural heritage. To be able to feel the history and culture of Bulgaria, you can visit local museums and churches with beautiful architecture. National Museum of History is the perfect place for you to go. The city has a population of approximately one million people. Quite an active nightlife and if you want to relax, you will find many parks. A popular market in the summer along the cobblestone streets is the centre of trade in the crop of local residents. Some of the places you must watch as a tourist.

Sofia

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

 It was named after St. Alexander Nevski, a Russian Tsar who saved Russia from invading Swedish troops . He became the patron saint of Tsar Alexander II.

 

The building was started from 1882 and finished between 1904-1912 in the Neo Byzantine style, typical for Russian churches in the 19th century, the cathedral is 76 metres long and 53 metres wide and is said to hold up to 7000 people. It covers an area of 2600 square metres. The belfry is 52 metres high and houses 12 bells. Some of Russia and Bulgaria's best artists of the time worked on the interior with its five aisles and three altars. 

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral , Sofia

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Belogradchik

Small town of Belogradchik is located near the border with Serbia at the foot of the Balkan Mountains is beautiful. The city has some amazing castle for you to see the sunset and shines. You will also find Kaleto Fortress, which together with the magnificent ancient rock.

Belogradchik Balkan Mountain Bulgaria

Balkan Mountain

Belogradchik Balkan Mountain Bulgaria

Varna

Varna is located next to the Black Sea coast and is known also the location of the best archaeological museums in Bulgaria as well as many churches and museums of national navies. In addition, there is also the centre of the country's largest Roman baths with an art gallery and a marine park known as the dolphinarium. One of the best beaches here are the Sveti Konstantin.

Varna Black Sea Coast
Varna Church

One of the Church in Varna

Rila Monastery

Known as the Jerusalem of Bulgaria, this picturesque Eastern Orthodox monastery in the forested mountains less than two hours south of Sofia is definitely worth a pilgrimage visit. Named for St. Ivan of Rilski, a tenth century hermit who lived in a nearby cave, the monastery has been built, burnt, and rebuilt over the centuries, with the latest construction dating to the 1800s. Enter the courtyard and you will be stunned by the perfect harmony of the church, with its graceful arches in bold stripes of black and white set under a row of sculpted gargoyles, tiled roofs, and five domes reaching towards the sky. In the distance are the peaks of the Rila Mountains, complimenting an oasis of serenity perfect for religious hermits and modern visitors alike.

Rila Monastery Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery Bulgaria

Sozopol

One of the oldest towns on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastline, Sozopol is a popular fishermen’s village and seaside resort. Located 35 kilometers south of Burgas, Sozopol was known in the 6th century BC as Apollonia, complete with a temple dedicated to Apollo. The town is small enough for a casual stroll. You can walk along the docks as the day’s catch is unloaded or through the old town with its wooden houses calling out in desperation for repair. If you find the sea too deep or rough for swimming, you can always sunbathe on the rocks along the shore.

Sozopol Bulgaria
Sozopol Bulgaria

There are 2 beaches in the town of Sozopol one is the Central beach and the other Harmani beach, as well as a few excellent beaches and campgrounds close to Sozopol. The Old Town mainly offers romantic old houses for accommodation, whereas the modern part of the town is full of hotels of different categories and prices. These beaches offer diverse sports activities such as jet skiing, surfing, beach volleyball.

Sozopol Bulgaria

The Cathedral of Saint Louis in Plovdiv

This town is like an Italian town, but Bulgaria’s second-largest city, Plovdiv!

Plovdiv shares an strange amount of similarities with Italy’s capital, Rome, with which it is twinned. Plovdiv, a captivating Balkan town, also remains an important centre of Roman Catholicism in Bulgaria, and the elegant Cathedral of Saint Louis impresses with its Italianate Baroque and Classicist design.

 

 

The church is constructed in Baroque style with many baroque elements - statues, semi-pillars and decorative ornaments. The cathedral was built in period 1858 - 1861 by the then Bishop Andrea Canova and was named after Louis IX - king of France, commonly known as "Saint Louis".  One of the valuable items that are stored in the cathedral is the tomb of the princess Maria Louisa, wife of the Bulgarian Knyaz Ferdinand I. Under the sarcophagus her last words to Ferdinand were written: "I `m dying, but from Heaven I will watch over you, our children and Bulgaria".

Cathedral of Saint Louis in Plovdiv Bulgaria

Cathedral of Saint Louis in Plovdiv

Cathedral of Saint Louis in Plovdiv

Shipka Memorial Church

The Russian Church in Shipka, also known as the The Shipka Memorial Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Bulgaria. Since this is an acting temple, visitors are expected to a show decent behaviour and respectful and quiet, and observe the appropriate dress code. Cameras and filming are not allowed inside the church but the exterior and the surroundings provide enough quality image material.

 

The church was financed by Russian participants in the war and designed by Russian architects to commemorate those who fell in the battle. Its Russian Renaissance architecture is quite reminiscent of the Kremlin or Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow.

Shipka Memorial Church Bulgaria

Shipka Memorial Church

Shipka Memorial Church Bulgaria

City of Ruse

This is Bulgaria’s Little Vienna, the city of Ruse. Just like Vienna, Ruse lies on the Danube River and is Bulgaria’s most important river port city. As trade along the Danube prospered around the turn of the 20th century, Ruse became an prosperous place that was considered the most westernized of Bulgaria’s big cities. The typically Central European architecture of Ruse’s city centre was highly influenced by the trends in Vienna at the time.  Now, Ruse retains the appearance of a charming Little Vienna even the Pantheon of National revival Heroes is a lot like the Secession Building in the Austrian metropolis.

City of Ruse

Ruse City

City of Ruse Night

The Marvelous Bridges

Arguably the most impressive of Bulgaria's unique rock formations after Belogradchik, the Marvellous Bridges would undoubtedly be more popular if they were easier to reach in summer. The marble arch, over 40 meters tall, justifies its name, and the tiny river, half-dry by the summer heat, keeps carving the rocks.

The Marvelous Bridges Bulgaria
The Marvelous Bridges Bulgaria

The Marvelous Bridges

National Museum of History

The National Museum of Natural History in Sofia boasts to be the oldest and biggest of its kind in Bulgaria and on the Balkans. The National Museum of Natural History is an operational base for scientific study and research as well as student training and induction programs. Its halls are often used for practical seminars and workshops.

National Museum of History Sofia Bulgaria
National Museum of History Sofia Bulgaria

National Museum of History

National Museum of History Sofia Bulgaria