Bulgaria has a rich and varied history that goes all the way back to the Neolithic age. Traces of its Neolithic past can be found in caves hidden in the wilds surrounding its river. Added to this are Thracian tombs and Roman cities which are very much a part of the country’s landscape. Intertwined into Bulgaria’s history is its impressive religious art that leaves visitors to the country spellbound.

The Aleksander Nevski Church in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia and the 10th century Rila Monastery with its apocalyptic frescoes are big draws for visitors and pilgrims. Besides these two landmarks, Bulgaria has many spectacular Orthodox churches with paintings and carvings that will capture the imagination.

Leaving history and religious art aside, the country of Bulgaria has some of the most spectacular outdoors. With seven mountain ranges spanning the country, you can be sure that you’re going to be in for a visual treat. Nature’s bounties are on full display amidst pristine forests, stunning glacial lakes, and snow-kissed peaks. Numerous hiking trails and hiking huts allow visitors to get a close glimpse of Bulgaria’s stunning landscapes.

Another feather in Bulgaria’s hat is its beautiful coastline with some gorgeous seaside resorts. While Sunny Beach and Sozopol are the two major draw cards for holiday makers, you’ll find plenty of attractive quieter beaches to the far north and south. Bulgaria’s Black Sea Coast is one of the most sought after destinations in the country.

Away from the quietude of Bulgaria’s outdoors, you’ll find its vibrant cities that have a pulsating nightlife. While its largest city and capital, Sofia, is bursting with energy, its second city Plovdiv reeks of history. Equally mesmerizing with its history is the former capital Veliko Târnovo. Not far behind on popularity are the coastal cities of Varna and Burgas with their beautiful locales and interesting history.

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