Things to do - general

Useful information for tourists about Bulgaria, cities and resorts of the country.

State in South-Eastern Europe, in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Washed by the Black Sea. It borders with Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Macedonia and Romania. Most of the country is the mountain ranges of Stara Planina, Sredna Gora, Rila and Musala (the highest point of the Balkan Peninsula, 2925 m), Pirin, the Rhodope Mountains. In the north of Bulgaria is the Lower Danube Plain, in the center is the Kazanlak Basin, to the south is the vast Upper Thracian Lowland. Forests occupy about a third of the territory, mostly deciduous.

The tourist resorts of Bulgaria are characterized by a special climate, a developed hotel base, excursions and entertainment. Hotels in Bulgaria are among the cheapest in Europe. All local hotels correspond to the standard European classification: from one to five stars. Most hotels in Bulgaria are three-and four-star, which makes the country accessible for people with any financial possibilities.

The capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, is one of the oldest European cities. Since ancient times, it is known for its mineral and thermal springs. One of the most impressive sights not only of the capital, but also of the whole country is the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky, located on the eponymous Sofia square. A beautiful architectural structure made of granite and white stone was erected in honor of the liberation of Bulgaria. Among the most interesting places of the city are the Saint Sophia Cathedral, the Church of Saint Nicholas, the rotunda of Saint George, the Cathedral of Light of the Week (Holy Resurrection), the Banya Bashi Mosque, the Buyuk Mosque (Archaeological Museum), the Dragalevsky Monastery, the National History Museum and the National Art Gallery of Bulgaria.

Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and one of the most beautiful cities in the Balkans.

The city of Varna (and surrounding areas), located on the Black Sea coast, is not only a popular Bulgarian resort, but also an important cultural center. Here you can see a huge number of important historical sites and museums. The symbol of the city is the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Holy Virgin, located on the square of Cyril and Methodius.

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Languages spokenBulgarian
Currency usedBGN
Area (km2)110,9

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