Heading to Bulgaria? We have hand picked six lovely towns and cities, all within three or so hours of the nation’s capital, Sofia. Each has something different to offer but all have one thing in common; these are great destinations in any season. vagrantsoftheworld.com
Sofia itself is really vibrant and interesting city to explore with its impressive architectural achievements, green areas and endless photo opportunities. But if you happen to be in the Bulgarian capital for longer than a few days, you may want to explore its most remarkable surrounding areas. via Travelling Buzz
What to do in Sofia, Bulgaria! All you need to know to plan your trip: how to get there, best hotels and hostels in Sofia and top tourist attraction. Plus a quick guide to some delicious and local food!
Rila Monastery, southwestern Rila Mountains, 73 mi south of the capital Sofia in the deep valley of the Rilska River. Rila Monastery was founded in the 10th century by St. John of Rila, a hermit canonized by the Orthodox Church. His dwelling and tomb became a holy site and were transformed into a monastic complex which played an important role in the spiritual and social life of medieval Bulgaria.
Bulgaria is a Balkan nation with diverse terrain encompassing Black Sea coastline, rivers, including the Danube, and a mountainous interior. A cultural melting pot with Greek, Slavic, Ottoman and Persian influences, it has a rich heritage of traditional dance, music, costumes and crafts. At the foot of domed Vitosha mountain is its capital, Sofia, dating to the 5th century B.C.E.