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17.7.2019
French-German Consortium Wins 35-Year Concession for Sofia Airport
Sofia, July 17 (BTA) - The French-German consortium SOF Connect has been selected to operate Sofia Airport in the next 35 years. The decision of the concession award commission was announced Wednesday by Transport...

Parliament Unanimously Adopts BTA\'s 2018 Activity Report 17.7.2019
Parliament Unanimously Adopts BTA's 2018 Activity Report
July 17 (BTA) - Bulgaria's Parliament Wednesday voted, 110-0, to adopt unanimously the 2018 Activity Report of the Bulgarian News Agency's (BTA), including an annual financial statement. The report notes that BTA...

PM Borissov Meets with Chinese Delegation Visiting Sofia 12.7.2019
PM Borissov Meets with Chinese Delegation Visiting Sofia
July 12 (BTA) - Bulgaria highly values the relations with the People's Republic of China and hopes that the sides can achieve significant results in the practical cooperation and raise the relations to a new...


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Bulgarian history
Bulgarian history
The history of Bulgaria as a separate country began in the 7th century with the arrival of the Bulgars and the foundation of the First Bulgarian Empire together with the local seven Slavic tribes, a union recognized by Byzantium in 681. A country in the middle of the ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria has seen many twists and turns in its long history and has been a prospering empire stretching to a coastline on the Black, Aegean and Adriatic Seas and a cultural centre of Slavic Europe, but also a land long dominated by a foreign state, once by the Byzantine Empire and once by the Ottoman Empire.
Bansko - history, development and investment opportunities
Bansko - history, development and investment opportunities
Bansko is a town in southwestern Bulgaria, located at the foot of Pirin at an altitude of 936 m above sea level. Today it is a popular mountain resort.

Bansko is the birthplace of 20th century Bulgarian poet Nikola Vaptsarov and Bulgarian enlighteners Paisiy Hilendarski (sometimes disputed) and Neofit Rilski.
Perperikon
Perperikon
Perperikon is a sanctuary rising high on a rocky peak at 470 m of height. It is situated in the eastern part of the Rhodope Mountains and is 15 km away from the town of Kardjaly. In its foot is the village of Gorna krepost (Upper fortress), and close to it flows the river of Perperikon ,which runs into an artificial lake called “Cold spring”. Along river’s valley there are a lot of archeological places, dating from different ages, which are scattered in the chaos and well set around the real centre of Perperikon.
Veliko Tarnovo
Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgarian: Велико Търново; also transliterated as Veliko Turnovo is a city in central northern Bulgaria and the administrative centre of Veliko Tarnovo Province. It is located on the Yantra River and is famous as the historical capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, attracting many tourists with its unique architecture.

Koprivshtitsa
Koprivshtitsa

Situated in the recesses of Sredna gora mountain, the town of Koprivshtitsa stands at 1060 meters altitude. The two highest peaks in Sredna gora,called Bogdan – 1604 m and Bonayar-1594 m, raise up not far from the town. It has 2600 habitants and is located 112 km southeast of Sofia, 80 km northwest of Plovdiv.

 

 

Troyan
Troyan
The town of Troyan is situated on the terraced banks of the Beli Osam River, at the northern foot of the Balkan mountain. It stands 450 m above sea level and has a population of about 25 000. Troyan is located 180 km northeast of Sofia and 70 km south of Pleven.



Rousse
Rousse
The city of Rousse is located on the right bank of the Danube river, in the mouth of Rusenski Lom River. Its population is about 162000 people and it stands 105 km to the north of Veliko Tarnovo, 202 km to the northwest of Varna and 320 km to the northeast of Sofia.


PAMPOROVO
PAMPOROVO
Pamporovo, the pearl of all Bulgarian mountain resorts, is situated in the heart of the Rhodopi Mountains, 260 km from the capital Sofia, 85 km south of Plovdiv and 15 km from Smolyan. One day on the ski runs of Pamporovo is enough to get you a lovely sun tan, as its name of one of the sunniest mountain resorts in Bulgaria is well deserved – here the sunny days of the year are more than 240. The climate is mild, with strong Mediterranean influence.
Smolyan
Smolyan

The marvellous town of Smolyan occupies the narrow gorge of the Cherna River in the East Rhodope Mountains. It has 34 000 residents and lies 12 km from the Pamporovo resort, 45 km from Devin, 102 km from Plovdiv and 260 km from the capital Sofia. It became a town in 1960 after unifying three villages- Smolyan, Raykovo and Ustovo. Once the Slavs` tribe of smolyani inhabited the area and gave the name of the settlement.

 

 

Samokov
Samokov
The town of Samokov stands at 950 m altitude in the hollow of Samokov on the Iskar River valley, in the north sides of the Rila Mountain. It has a population of about 29 000 people and it is 11 km northwest of the Borovetz resort, 40 km to the east of Doupnitsa and 60 km southeast of the capital Sofia.
Romans inhabited that area and were mainly engaged in the processing of ores. Numerous furnaces and hammers, operating with water worked in the Middle Ages.
Borovets
Borovets
The oldest Bulgarian resort dating back to the year of 1896 when the mayor of the town of Samokov of that time built a wooden chalet there to alleviate the fate of his wife who was ill of tuberculosis. Today Borovets is the biggest, first-class mountain resort in Bulgaria.



The Balchik Botanical garden and palace in the town of Balchik
The Balchik Botanical garden and palace in the town of Balchik
The botanical garden of Balchik is situated in the former summer residence in the palace of the Romanian Queen Maria. The garden covers an area of 65 decares. Numerous rare exotic plant and tree species grow in it. One of the most interesting collections of more than 250 Cactus and other succulent species covers a total area of 1 decare.




Rila Monastery
Rila Monastery
This is the biggest Bulgarian architectural monument and the biggest religious center in Bulgaria. It’s situated in the northwest part of Rila Mountains and stands 1150 meters above sea level. It’s built near the mountain rivulets of Rilska and Drushlyavitsa and is 120 km away from Sofia.




Bachkovo Monastery
Bachkovo Monastery
The Bachkovo Monastery is the second largest one in Bulgaria; it’s situated in the Rhodope Mountains, among the Chepelarska River valley.
Surrounded by high rocky peaks, the monastery is located 1km from Bachkovo, 10 km from Assenovgrad, 28 km from Plovdiv.




Melnik
Melnik
This is the smallest town in Bulgaria, with population of about 250. It’s situated in the southwest part of the country, close to the Greek boarder, surrounded by the ridges of Pirin and Belasitsa Mountains.
The town is surrounded in a valley by impressive terrestrial pyramids. It has been declared a historical and a cultural reserve and a museum- town.



Gabrovo
Gabrovo
The city of Gabrovo is situated in the northern spurs of the middle Balkan range, in the narrow and picturesque Yantra valley.
It stands at 390 meters altitude and its population amounts to 76 500 residents. It is located 220 km northeast of the capital Sofia, 270 km southwest of Varna, 45 km southeast of Veliko Tarnovo, and 28 km southeast of Sevlievo. The central geographical position of Gabrovo makes it main transport junction.


Kardjali
Kardjali
Kardjali (Kardschali) is a town in Bulgaria, capital of Kardzhali Province in the Eastern Rhodopes. Near the town is the noted Kardzhali dam.
The town was developed very early due to its position on the trade roads during the Ottoman times. It is the region in the Balkans with the highest population of Turkish ethnicity.



Batak
Batak
Batak is 1040 m elevated above sea level and is situated in the valley of the Stara reka, on the sides of the Batak Mountains in the western Rhodope Mountains. Its population is about 4000 people and the town is 35 km distant from Pazardgik, 25 km from Velingrad and 155 km from the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Batak was a settled region from ancient times and that is the reason why there are so many Thracians, Romans and Slavs fortresses, bridges and mounds.



Panagyurishte
Panagyurishte
The town of Panagyurishte is situated at the foot of the Sashtinska Sredna Gora Mountains, in the Luda Yana river valley. It stands 523 m above sea level. It has 21 000 inhabitants and lies 90 km to the east of Sofia, 42 km to the north of Pazardjik and 32 km to the south of Zlatitsa.
Dozens of mounds in the surroundings testify that the area has been inhabited by Thracian tribes.



Teteven
Teteven
The town of Teteven (400 meters above sea level) is situated on the northwest slopes of the Balkan range, on the two banks of the Beli Vit River. The population is about 12 000 people. It’s situated 115 km away from Sofia and 60 km away from Troyan.
A Thracian tribe with a rich culture inhabited the area as far back as the 7th-6th century BC. The discovered tombs and artifacts prove the existance of a Roman village in the same location.





Berkovitsa
Berkovitsa
The town has 370 km of altitude and is situated in the western part of the Balkan Mountains, 23 km south of Montana, 52 km west of Vratsa and 85 km north of Sofia. Its population is about 17 000 people. In the surrounding areas is located a hill called Kaleto where archeologists found remains of a fortress and a church, proving that there had been a settlement in that area already in IV century.During the Vidin’s kingdom in the second half of the XIV century there was a boundary fortress. Later, during the Bulgarian Revival period the town advanced because of the flourishment of different crafts.



Zlatograd
Zlatograd
The town of Zlatograd is situated in the East Rhodopes, in the southest part of Bulgaria, near to the Greek border. It has about 9000 residents and lies 70 km southeast of the Pamporovo resort and 300 km of the Capital Sofia. The relief is mountain and the town is located on the Varbitsa river valley.
The well- preserved churches, monasteries and Christian graveyards in Zlatograd and the neighbouring villages testify that mostly Bulgarians have inhabited that area during the ages.




Sopot
Sopot
The town of Sopot (410 meters above sea level) is situated in the central part of the Stryamska valley, on the southern sides of the Balkan Mountains, between the rivers Manastirska and Leevitsa. Its population is about 10500 people. Sopot is located 5 km to the west of Karlovo, 61 km to the north of Plovdiv and 135 km to the east of Sofia.



Kotel
Kotel
Kotel is an old town, arose in the mouth of the Kotel pass, situated in the eastern part of the Balkan range, at 530 meters altitude. Its population is of about 7600 and it is located 330 km east of Sofia.
The village was mentioned for the first time in a Turkish register dated from 1486. The city's economy blossomed due to the fact, that the locals were very hard working, they developed many craft. The city enjoyed great wool supplies asuch was noted with its fabrications of carpets.





Kalofer
Kalofer
The town of Kalofer stands 600 meters above sea level and is situated on the two banks of the Tundza River, at the foot of Botev peak- the highest in the Balkan range. It has 3800 habitants and is located 155 km to the east of Sofia, 73 km north of Plovdiv, 17 km east of Karlovo and 36 km to the west of Kazanlak.
According to the legend, in the middle of the 16th century a group of men, leaded by Kalifer Voivoda, kept attacking Turkish caravans.





Klisura
Klisura
The town of Klisura is situated in a valley, surrounded by the Balkan range and Sredna Gora. Its population is about 1700 people and it is located 105 km to the east of Sofia, 35 km west of Karlovo and 25 km northeast of Koprivshtitsa. The name of Klisura has always been associated with the heroism of its habitants during the April Rebellion. The village was a center of the revolution and Borimechkata (the Man who struggles a bear) who lived in the village was one of its leaders.




Preobrazhenski Monastery
Preobrazhenski Monastery
The monastery is situated at the foot of Beliakovski skali (rocks of Belyakovo), on the left side of the Yantra river. It is one of the remarkable Bulgarian architectural monuments and is located 7 km north of Veliko Tarnovo. It was founded in the 14th century with the financial support of Tsar Ivan Alexander. When Bulgaria fell under Turkish yoke, the monastery was burnt to ashes. In 1825 it was restored in its current location. Construction of the monastery church began in 1834 and it was completed by Master Kolyo Ficheto.







Dryanovo Monastery
Dryanovo Monastery
The historical St. Archangel Mihael Monastery of Dryanovo is situated in the beautiful Dryanovo River valley, 4 km of the town of Dryanovo. It was built in the 12th century during the Second Bulgarian State. During the Turkish yoke the monastery was destroyed twice but later was restored as a strong fortress of the Bulgarian spirit. In 1845, the monastery was built on its current location.

Glozhen Monastery
Glozhen Monastery
The Glozhene Monastery lies 3 km southwest of the Glozhen village and 13km southeast of Yablanitsa.
Usually monasteries tuck away in the mountain’s recesses. However, Glozhene Monastery is perched on a vertical rock, which is a part of stone massif called “Lisets”. The stone terraces of the monasteries afford a splendid view.






Aladzha Monastery
Aladzha Monastery
The Aladzha Monastery lies 14 km of Varna in a beautiful place, into the rocks. In Turkish its name means ”varicolored” because of the gay mural paintings. This unique monument is hewed out in 40m high vertical rocks. The monastery was founded in the XIII century.




Monastery of Rojhen
Monastery of Rojhen
The "Rojdestvo Bogorodichno" (Virgin Mary's Birth) Monastery of Rojhen is situated south of the village of Rojen, in Pirin Mountains. The monastery was founded in the 13th century and is among the oldest ones in Bulgaria. The monastery is remarkable with its architectural design. The church in its current outlook has existed since the end of the 16th century.
 


Baba Vida
Baba Vida
The Baba Vida Medieval fortress is situated in the town of Vidin, on the Danube riverside. It is the best preserved fortress all over Bulgaria from the Medieval period.
The Roman fortress, called "Bolonya" , was erected on that place in the I-VI centuries. The fortress’ foundations were laid in the X century on one of the Roman towers.






Wonderful Bridges
Wonderful Bridges
Chudnite mostove (The Wonderful Bridges) is a unique rocky phenomenon situated in the Central Rhodope Mountains, on the Aidarsko dere River. It occupies an area of 40.3 hectares and lies 80 km south of the Plovdiv City, and 35 km northwest of the Chepelare town.

Balchik
Balchik

At 17 km from Kavarna and 30 km north of Varna, is situated the Balchik city. One of the most beautiful cities on the Bulgarian Black sea coast, the city is situated amphitheatrically before the sea. The population is 14,000.

 

Cape Kaliakra
Cape Kaliakra

The Kaliakra cape is 12 km east of Kavarna and 60 km in northeast of Varna. It is the most beautiful and the strangest place in the Bulgarian northern Black Sea. The narrow rocky peninsula is cutting 2 km into the sea as a wedge and this promontory ends with 70 m high vertical rocks. They are conglomerates, formed in the previous shallow sarmatian sea.


 

Devil\'s Throught Cave
Devil\'s Throught Cave
One of the phenomenons in the Rhodope Mountains is the Trigradsko jdrelo where is located a cave called Dyavolsko Gurlo (The Devil's Throat). The cave is 1, 2 km of the village of Trigrad and has formed as a result of massive tectonic activities.



Trigrad
Trigrad
The impressive Trigrad Gorge is situated south of Devin, 1.2 km of the Trigrad village, near the Trigrad river valley in the Rhodope Mountains. It stands 1450 m above sea level, its total length is 7 km and the most interesting part is 2-3 km. The vertical rocks, forming the gorge, rise on the two riversides. The vertical rocks reach 250 m of height.






Srebarna
Srebarna
It is a biosphere reserve, including both the Srebarna Lake and the area around it. Srebarna is situated near to the village of Srebarna and is 15 km west of the town of Silistra. The depth of the lake reaches 3 m and it is reedy. It is the breeding ground of 67 species of higher plants, 39 mammal, 21 reptile and about 10 fish species.
Vitosha
Vitosha
It is a mountain massif near the capital Sofia, and is one of its symbols.
The highest summit of Cherni vryh – 2290 m high, rises above Sofia hollow in the central part of the mountain. It is famous for the Moreni- an arrangement of stones forming a river- like effect. The round granite stones with 2 km length and 50 m width are a real natural phenomenon.
Kazanlak
Kazanlak
Kazanlak is situated in the Valley of Roses, surrounded by the south foot of the Balkan Mountain and the north slopes of Sredna Gora. The Tundja river passes through the valley. Kazanlak has 62 000 habitants and is situated 200 km east of Sofia, 46 km south of Gabrovo, 30 km north of Stara Zagora.




The Rose Valley
The Rose Valley
"The Rose valley" is situated between the Balkan Mountains and Sredna Gora. The valley has specific climate - mild and short winter, and warm and long spring. Roses need dampness and warmness; almost all oil-bearing roses’ fields are concentrated in this region.



Sveshtari Tomb
Sveshtari Tomb
Discovered in 1982 near the village of Sveshtari, this 3rd-century BC Thracian tomb reflects the fundamental structural principles of Thracian cult buildings. The tomb has a unique architectural decor, with polychrome half-human, half-plant caryatids and painted murals.
The Madara rider
The Madara rider
This is a Medieval stone relief situated 1.5 km east of the Madara village. It is located at 23 meters of height on a vertical rock of the Madara plateau, and is the only monument in Europe of its kind, also declared by UNESCO a monument with world significance.
Tryavna
Tryavna
The town of Tryavna is situated in the north slopes of the Balkan range, on the Tryavna river valley. The population numbers 12 000 people. It’s situated 240 km away from Varna, 230 km from Sofia, 210 km from Bourgas and 20 km from Gabrovo. Green fields and venerable coniferous and deciduous forests surround the town. The climate is conducive to the treatment of pulmonary diseases.
Sozopol
Sozopol
n the furthest southern part of the Bourgas Bay, at a distance of 34 km from Bourgas is situated the most ancient Bulgarian Black Sea town- Sozopol. It lies on a picturesque rocky peninsula and is one of the most romantic and beautiful Bulgarian seaside resorts. It has population of about 5000 people.
Malko Tarnovo
Malko Tarnovo
Malko Tarnovo town is situated 76 km away to the south of Bourgas town, 58 km away to the southwest of the town of Tsarevo, 470 km southeast away from Sofia town and 5 km away from the border of Turkey; 340 m altitude. The total number of its inhabitants is 3527.
Shipka
Shipka
The "Shipka" Monument of Liberty is located in the "Shipka" national museum - park on the ridge of the Balkan Mountains and is 18 km away from Gabrovo. The most decisive battle of Shipka during the Russian-Turkish war of Liberation changed the history of the whole country. This impressive monument has been erected in memory of the thousands of Bulgarian volunteers, killed in the battle.