Have you booked a hotel in Bulgaria yet? It is surprising that a lot of people in the UK and Ireland still don’t know much about Bulgaria. It is easily one of the best places to visit in the word for a Western tourist. Bulgaria is naturally beautiful, with a plenty of great sights and sceneries and very affordably priced too.
Here, we reveal the wonders of Bulgaria, the things and places that make Bulgaria so great. If you feel we have missed out on any, do let us know about it. We would be happy enough to update this list.
So let’s have a look at the 7 Wonders of Bulgaria.
#1: Sofia – Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria and perhaps one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is much quieter than many other cities in Europe, has a laid back lifestyle and is great for sightseeing. You will love the Sofia cuisine and you will like having coffee at one of the coffee houses here.
#2: The Vitosha Mountain – Bulgaria has some of the most majestic mountains in Europe, such as the Vitosha Mountain. The Vitosha Mountain is at the outskirts of Sofia and is home to some of the best ski resorts in Europe. You will love trekking around this place. You will love some of the natural wonders here such as the stone rivers and the Duhlata Cave.
#3: The Black Sea Coast – The Black Sea Coast offers sun, beach and a relaxed and laid back lifestyle. It has got the whole package for tourists. It is a vast, unspoiled coastline with something for everyone, young and old. You will find some of the most popular beach resorts in Europe, such as Sunny Beach on the Black Sea Coast. And yes, as everyone knows, there’s always a party on at Sunny Beach!
#4: Bulgarian Cities – Bulgarian cities are unlike any you have ever seen. Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of Bulgaria is spectacular in every way. Varna and Burgas are delightful as well. There is something very relaxing about the cities in Bulgaria. Things here happen at a slower pace than in the rest of Europe and the people are arguably friendlier as well.
#5: The Rila Monastery – Bulgaria is home to the Rila Monastery, which is one of the quietest and most beautiful places you will ever see. The ambience around the Rila Monastery is peaceful and tranquil. It is a great place to meditate or to contemplate the true meaning of the world and the things that matter to you the most.
#6: The Natural Wonders of Bulgaria – Bulgaria is home to many natural wonders such as the Belogradchik Rocks and the Seven Lakes. The Seven Lakes are a group of glacial lakes that are located in the Rila Mountains. The best time to visit these lakes is in summer when they are at their best. In winter, these lakes are frozen and can be very difficult to visit, as you will need to navigate snow drifts and worse. According to an old Bulgarian legend, these lakes were formed from the tears of a female giant pining for her lost love.
#7: Rural Bulgaria – Over 80 percent of Bulgarians live in villages. Bulgaria has always been a country dominated by its villages. It is only recently that more people are moving to cities. Bulgarian villages are immaculately clean, with blooming flowers and vast, open farms. Villages such as Koprivshtitsa, Etar, Bozhentsi and Kovachevitsa are very popular with tourists and famous for growing the freshest and tastiest organic fruits and vegetables.