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Experience a great last minute Bulgaria trip

Europe has many countries with diverse cultures. Without exception, they make great travel destinations. As of today, we’re starting to publish a series of articles about them. So you will have the chance to get to know little-known travel places. They undoubtedly have a lot to offer.

If you have this mindset, you could take a virtual trip to Bulgaria with us today and treat yourself to some great experiences. Would you like it?

Fairytale landscape in the Balkan Mountains

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The old town of Sozopol in the southeast

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Ancient culture

A trip to Bulgaria can be fascinating for people interested in ancient history. In addition to the ancient Greeks who inhabited the Balkan island, traces of the Thracian culture can be found here. The Thracians worshiped similar gods and shared many of their neighbors’ beliefs. But they had their own language, art and social order.

The legendary treasures of the Thracians

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Panagurishte’s gold treasure

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Among other things, they had left behind magnificent temples, objets d’art and gold treasures. These and the well-developed tools and inventions that they have put into use to beautify their everyday lives are the oldest of their kind in many areas. Some pieces of jewelery show elaboration, the technique of which cannot be imitated nowadays, even with modern technologies.

The legacy of the Romans – the ancient theater in Plovdiv

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Great and varied nature

Bulgaria is a country that you can travel through from one end to the other within one to two weeks. During a tour of Bulgaria you will be able to visit many interesting sights and works. The Rhodope is the name of the most beautiful mountain range, some of which are also located in Greece and Turkey. The legend of Orpheus is connected with these mountains. He is said to have lived here and it is believed that his spirit still wanders here somewhere. The Pirin and Rila Mountains complement the fabulous mountainous landscape of Bulgaria. They attract many tourists to hiking in summer and also to skiing holidays in winter.

The whimsical rocks in Belogradchik

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The fortress of Tsar Asen II in the Rhodope Mountains

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The Rila National Park

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Stara Planina Mountains, also known as the Balkans, run roughly through the middle of the country. The entire Balkan Peninsula was named after this mountain range. Strandja Mountains are located in the southeast of the country and show wonderful landscapes and nature.

The people, the food, everyday life

If you are looking for authentic experiences, you will definitely find them in Bulgaria! This applies to food as well as to dealing with people and to all other areas of life. To do this, however, you would have to move away from the big cities and the well-known vacation spots. Small villages, towns, ethnographic centers that you can find yourself and not discovered in the big travel guides, are the real treasures of Bulgaria today.

Be sure to try tomatoes picked from a small farm during high season, as well as homemade cheese. It’s really worth it!

Admire the multifaceted Bulgarian folklore

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Try the Bulgarian-style bean soup

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The cabbage rolls are one of the national dishes in Bulgaria

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The traditional puff pastry with cheese filling – Baniza

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Big cities and vacation centers

The advantage of the big cities and the well-known travel destinations is that the most important history and culture museums are located there. Every visit to these cultural sites is worthwhile and you can learn a lot about Bulgarian history. Make sure you benefit from it. In the Bulgarian health resorts there are also many small providers who offer great peculiar excursions. Often these include village tourism and historical sights. Ask at your hotel reception or with another trusted person on site which travel companies have the most interesting offers. You can take a short detour inland or take a 3-day trip to Istanbul.

The Tsarevets fortress in the old capital Veliko Tarnovo

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The Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia

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The typical architecture of the Revival in the old town of Plovdiv

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Quiet village in the Rhodope Mountains

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Learn Cyrillic

Bulgaria is home to the Cyrillic alphabet. From here it was brought to Russia in the Middle Ages, where it was also accepted as an official script. It would be helpful if you learned to read these scriptures. This could be very helpful for orientation with addresses, cities and also for other purposes. The number of letters is somewhat larger than in Latin, but the Cyrillic spelling is not as difficult as some think.

Saint Dimitar rock monastery near Veliko Tarnovo

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Masterful wall painting according to the Christian Orthodox tradition

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The dreamy Glojen monastery

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The largest monastery in Bulgaria is located in the Rila Mountains

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