Category Archives: Protected territories SW region

The authors of these pages have divided the protected territories into two main groups. In the first group fall less protected natural sites, classified as natural landmarks and protected sites according to the legislation of the Republic of Bulgaria. The second group includes natural sites for which the state uses stricter...

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Sofia district – Nature

The Boyanski Waterfall is situated on the Boyanska River on the northern slope of Vitosha Mountain. The waterfall is formed at a height of 1 260 m. and has a 15 m height of the falling waters. The valley of the Boyanska River has many thresholds and rapids. The waterfall was...

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Pernik district – Nature

Duhlata is the longest cave system in Bulgaria. It is about 15 000 m long. It is formed in the Triassic limestone rocks and dolomites of the Mogilata Ridge on the southern slope of the Vitosha Mountains. One can see beautiful calcite formations, waterfalls and lakes with siphons in the cave....

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Kyustendil district – Nature

The Zemen Gorge is formed by the Struma River and is located between the Konyavska and Zemenska Mountains. It is a deep picturesque gorge of 20 km length, stretching from the town of Zemen to the village of Razhdavitza. It is especially impressive in its middle part at the Zemen rocky...

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