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Bulgaria has 9 UNESCO sites: Thracian tombs, monasteries and breathtaking sceneries.
Towns and Nature
Experience your travel in Bulgaria in combination of nature and towns.
Festivals and Traditions
Come to Bulgaria for the season of roses and take part in a great event- The Rose Festival.
Cuisine and Wines
Bulgarian cuisine combines both local and foreign culinary traditions.
Rila Monastery
It is probably the most famous UNESCO site in Bulgaria. Founded in IX century by the hermit St. Ioan of Rila, situated in the highest mountain on Balkan Peninsula, the monastery will impress you with its unique architecture,murals and icon collection.
Rila monastery is the largest in Bulgaria. It was found in IX century by the first Bulgarian hermit St. Ioan of Rila. The hermit lived in a cave near the monastery’s location. His following and students built a monastery later. St. Ioan Rilski is considered as a guardian of Bulgarian state. He was very reputable person. He treated people and preach the God’s wisdom. Even Bulgarian tzar Petar I (927-968) met the saint and made a bow to him.
In the middle ages the monastery became the spiritual and cultural centre of Bulgarian Kingdom. Many books were written there, translated in Bulgarian language and rewritten by monks. The monastery was supported and donated by many Bulgarian kings and rich people. One of them was a local feudal lord-Hrelyo Dragovol who rebuilt the monastery at its present place and turned it into a fortified and imposing architectural complex. One building left from that period- Hrelyo’s Tower (XIV c.)
During the Ottoman rule the cultural and literary life in the monastery decreased but it didn’t stop. The monastery was the keeper of Bulgarian traditions and faith. It was the center of Christianity. One of the first Bulgarian schools was opened there (of so called monastery-schools type).
Unfortunately a fire destroyed a big part of the monastery in the end of XVIII c. But very soon it was restored and new buildings were made. Rich Bulgarians from all over the Bulgarian lands supported the monastery in the period of National Revival. Soon it got the look which we could see now.
Improvement of the infrastructure in the Valley of the Thracian rulers near Kazanlak, Bulgaria
The authorities in Bulgaria granted additional 1,5 million BGN in August 2012 for further studying and improvement of the infrastructure in the Valley of the Thracian rulers near Kazanlak, Bulgaria. »  BOOK A TOUR
The Thracian horseman god at the Roman Sostra, Troyan, Bulgaria
The archaeologists explored the sanctuary of the Thracian horseman god at the Roman town of Sostra, Troyan, Bulgaria in August 2012. »  BOOK A TOUR
A Roman tomb of 4 century A.D. was excavated in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2012
A Roman tomb of 4 century A.D. was excavated in the South Roman necropolis of Roman town of Philip polis, Plovdiv, Bulgaria in summer of 2012. »  BOOK A TOUR
The artifacts of the Goths tribes of 4 century A.D. in Bulgaria
A clay form for making gold and silver jewelry was found in the Roman town of Nicopolis ad Istrum near Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria in 2011. The archaeologists believe the clay jewelry form was typical only for the tribes of the Goths. »  BOOK A TOUR
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