Officially, not a single Bulgarian entry in UNESCO’s world heritage list is in danger. In actual fact, however, in the country of sun and roses, many historical and natural sites are in danger of being changed beyond recognition, or of being completely lost. Sadly, nature is […]
There are places in the history of each nation that represent a turning point of events. For the Americans, these are Liberty Bell and Gettysburg. For the British, there are Stamford Bridge and Waterloo. For the French, there is the Bastille, and for the Germans, the […]
Each country has a handful of it-places. They are instantly recognizable from millions of fridge magnets and Instagram posts, and their history, with its tragedies and triumphs, is part of the national consciousness. Veliko Tarnovo is one of Bulgaria’s it-places. Clinging to the slopes above a […]
Traveling around the countryside in Bulgaria is a true joy in late spring and early summer, when the days are long, the sun is bright, and lush greenery brings life to the empty villages and abandoned industrial ruins that still define the local landscape outside the […]
Dragons are imaginary creatures and geological processes are real, but the Wondrous Bridges in the Rhodope make believing in imaginary creatures easier. The natural phenomenon is at the end of a potholed road that twists and turns for 16 km west of Road 86, the main […]
Bulgaria as a country, if not a state, has been around for a while. Established in 681, it was an offshoot of the few viable Barbarian lands and federations that popped up in Europe, wreaked havoc, and disintegrated in the tumultuous times between the end of […]
The 15-meter medieval tower is the best-preserved structure on Perperikon. It was built over the remains of a living quarter from the Roman era. The priestess raised the gold bowl and the strong, dark Thracian wine in it reflected the light of the fire burning on […]
When visitors head to Bulgaria’s southwest, their prime place of interest is Melnik, the picturesque traditional town located among surreal sand pyramids and famed for its red wine. While entering the monastic church, the believer passes between a mural depicting the virtues leading to Heaven, to […]
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