11 Cool Places in Bulgaria You Really Must Visit – Part II

Varna Archaeological Museum

The Varna Archaeological Museum offers an educational experience for those who want to learn how Bulgaria has evolved over the ages. The establishment is well-curated and features exhibits that cover the Thracian tombs dating to 5th millennium BC. A variety of gold jewelry and artifacts are also on display, which allows visitors to have a greater appreciation of the artistry.

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Belogradchik Fortress

Belogradchik Fortress is considered to be a gem in the country and is known as one of the top Bulgaria tourist attractions. It’s a combination of nature and human work and is an hour away from the town of Vidin. The rock formations are made out of limestone and are 650 feet high with caves that feature paintings. Bones of prehistoric species are also present on the grounds.

The location is considered to be a must-see along the blue mountains and Grand Cannon. The fortress is built deep into the rocks with incredible panoramic views available at the top. Most of the attraction dates back to the 19th century with a few Roman items still present.

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Ivan Vazov National Theater

The Ivan Vazov National Theater is one of the most interesting places to visit in Bulgaria and is considered to be a treasure in Sophia. The theater is in the heart of the city and overlooks a park and local eateries. The Greek architecture is beautiful to photograph and is illuminated at night, making it easy to see from different areas in the city. It’s also known as the oldest theater in the country and continues to show live performances to the public.

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Rila Monastery

The exquisite craftsmanship of the Rila Monastery makes it a must-see for those who are touring the country. The monastery is well-maintained and offers an educational experience for those who want to tour the grounds and learn about its history and current operation. The destination is a two-hour drive from Sofia and offers a tranquil place to relax and escape from the city with spectacular views of the mountains, which works as the backdrop.

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Old Nessebar

Old Nessebar is a charming town that features ancient walls and old timber houses. Visitors can stop by leather and fur shops, churches, and artisan craft shops while walking on the old cobblestone streets. Those who are staying in Nessebar can visit the village for a day trip and dine at a number of establishments that overlook the sea. The gardens are also beautiful and make for a relaxing area to walk by and photograph.

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Plovdiv Old Town

Plovdiv Old Town is a must-see with any Bulgaria travel guide for the ancient ruins that are still present in an 18th to 19th-century town. Art galleries and historic buildings are affluent in the area with cobblestone streets that contribute to the town’s charm and are made from the original stone of the Roman period. Ottoman mansions and Orthodox churches are also present with concerts still held in the amphitheater. Local guides are also present to offer an insight into the history of the town and historic pieces that are most significant for one of the top places to visit in Bulgaria.

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