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History and Culture

Madara Rider

The only one medieval rock relief in Europe dated back to the beginning of 8th century A.D. with outstanding universal value. The monument with the adjacent religious center reveals the ancient Central Asian roots of the Bulgarian traditions. UNESCO World Heritage List
 

Ancient City of Nesebar

Nesebar (Nesebur) is a fabulous old town, known as the pearl of the Black Sea, where one could meet monuments from Greek polis Mesambria found in 6th century B.C., examples of Roman, Byzantine and Bulgarian art to late Ottoman architecture. UNESCO World Heritage List
 

Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari and Demir Baba Tekke

The astonishing Thracian tomb is decorated with bas-reliefs and wall paintings inside. This example of cult building in Thrace was created in 3rd century B.C. nearby an existing sanctuary. Centuries later this sanctuary was turned to a tomb of Alevi saint Demir Baba. Now Demir Baba Tekke is a place of worship for the Alevi minority in Bulgaria. UNESCO World Heritage List
 

Varna

The third biggest city in Bulgaria and the main center of the Bulgarian part of our operating region, Varna is the ancestor of ancient Odessos and has beautiful outlook and diverse architecture representing its great importance and long history.
 

Veliki Preslav

A pleasant small town at the foot of the Balkans, famous for its winemaking. Once it was the glorious second Bulgarian capital, where the Glagolitic alphabet was turned to its Cyrillic version which nowadays is adopted as the third official alphabet in the European Union (EU).
 

Silistra

A wonderful Danubian town with a lot of landmarks. The most impressing sites are: the late Roman tomb from Roman Durostorum - a monument in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the patriarchal basilica from Bulgarian Drustar which is the third patriarchal seat in Europe and the well preserved Ottoman fortress Medjidi Tabiya.
 

Shumen

A traditional economic, cultural and strategic center since Medieval times. The city flourished in Ottoman Era when the oriental baroque Tombul Djamiya complex was erected in 1744 being the biggest mosque in EU nowadays. Shumengave a refuge of several central European rebels during 19th century uprisings in Austrian Empire among them Lajosh Koshut.

 

Balchik

A charming coastal town with unique sightseeing such as the summer royal villa of queen Mary of Romania and the antique temple of Cybele (Magna Mater) of Dionysopolis.
 

Euxinograd

Marvelous neo-classical seaside palace of Bulgarian royal families with the renowned Euxinograd winery, the first of its kind in Bulgaria.
 

Provadia

Picturesque town locked in the canyon of Provadiiska river, once a significant medieval center and commercial outpost of the Ragusan traders, where the traces of the Bulgarian and Ottoman past are still alive.
 

Yailata, Kamen Bryag, Tyulenovo

A stunning historic and nature reserve facing directly the sea. Yailata is a cave "city" of 101 "apartments", settled as far back as 5th century B.C. Three necropolises out of 3rd – 4th century hollowed out in the rocks and the ruins of a small Byzantine stronghold constitute the rest of the archeological complex.
 

Devnya

Highly industrialized town located in a karstic valley amidst plateaus. Here one could find the remains of beautiful past times among the factories, marshes, carriers, cornfields and vineyards. At first Devnya was the Roman city of Marcianopolis, the capital of Moesia Province and key center of Lower Danube region. Between 366 and 369 AD Marcianopolis was headquarter of Emperor Valent during his Gothic War. There is Museum of Roman Mosaics constructed just over a well-preserved excavated roman building. Nearby is the evergreen river of Devnya supplied with water from numerous thermal springs. A lot of abandoned huge stonewalled mills placed by the river remember the previous importance of the place as a grain center.
 

Aladzha Monastery

Aladzha Monastery (Aladja Monastery) is a medieval Orthodox Christian cave monastery complex in northeastern Bulgaria.
 

Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo

In the valley of the Roussenski Lom River, in north east Bulgaria, a complex of rock-hewn churches, chapels, monasteries and cells developed in the vicinity of the village of Ivanovo. Created in the natural cavities of a karst massif, the authenticity of shape, material and substance of the Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo has been preserved. UNESCO World Heritage List
 

Ruse

Ruse (Russe) is situated in the northeastern part of the country, on the right bank of the Danube, opposite the Romanian city of Giurgiu.
 

Pliska

Pliska is the first capital of the First Bulgarian Empire (7th–9th century).
 

Razim-Delta Route (Razim Lagoon and Babadag Plateau)

The Razim lagoon is to be found in the south of the Danube Delta along the Black Sea coast. It is the geographical, biological, historical and ethnographic complexity what makes this zone unique. The views, the diversity of birds and fish species, the archaeological traces and the ethno-cultural multitude make from the lagoon and its surroundings maybe the most spectacular touristic point from around the Romanian’s seacoast zone. A lot of archaeological sites traced the Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian and Ottoman historical presence in the area. The local society and culture represented by the Romanians, Lippovan Russians, Gypsies, Turks and Bulgarians was constituted in the XIX century.
 

Abritus - Razgrad

Abritus was a late Roman city, where co-ruling Emperors Trajan Decius and his son Herennius Etruscus found their death in a battle with the Gots in 251 AD. It is near Razgrad.