Places to see and things to do in Bulgaria
Bulgaria is home to remains of the Byzantine empire, including hill fortresses from
the 11th century like the one at Mezek, and the Black Sea coast is Bulgaria’s major
tourist attraction even now. However, the country’s interior is virtually undiscovered
by tourists, and has many miles of well maintained horse and hiking trails, allowing
discovery at a leisurely pace. The mountains of Bulgaria offer one of the few opportunities
you’re likely to get in Europe to see a lynx in the wild.
Bulgaria’s public transport is cheap and efficient and makes it possible to travel
fairly easily between the country’s urban centres and its sedate rural areas where
traditional life continues more or less undisturbed.
Rural Bulgaria offers timber frame villages, with life often centred around the
wood burning stove and the Orthodox Church. Urban Bulgaria is a different matter,
with modern cities like Sofia filled with alfresco bars and beautiful parks.
Bulgaria is a country of ravishing views, a haven for orienteers, skiers and outdoors
enthusiasts of every description. It’s also a land with a broad coast of beaches
and coves, a rich history whose record can still be read on ruins as well as museums,
and where modern luxurious living can be had within easy reach of wilderness as
well as in town.
Below, you’ll find a list of Bulgaria’s best, which we’ve assembled to make sure
you get the best from you trip to Bulgaria.
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