Information about major tourist sights in Bulgaria.
Nestled in the Tryavna River Valley in the central-north part of the country, surrounded by lush hills and mountains, and decorated with historic houses in the Bulgarian Renaissance style, Tryavna has preserved the spirit of bygone times.
The castle fortress Baba Vida has long played an important role in history, and has been ruled by many famous rulers of the Bulgarian and Ottoman empires.
The National Palace of Culture (usually referred to as NDK) is the largest multi-functional complex in South-Eastern Europe. It was completed in 1985, and is often said to resemble a flying saucer.
The National Museum of Natural History in Sofia is the among the oldest and richest natural history museums on the Balkan Peninsula. It was founded by Bulgaria's Prince Ferdinand in 1889.
Sveta Sofia Church is one of the symbols of the city of Sofia, to which it lent its name back in the 14th century. The church is the second-oldest in the capital of Bulgaria.
On the 22nd of September, long time Bulgarian diplomat Irina Bokova emerged from a hotly contested election as the new Secretary General of UNESCO.
St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is the second-largest church on the Balkan Peninsula after the Cathedral of Saint Sava in Belgrade, Serbia. It is located in the centre of Sofia, Bulgaria.
Kadin Bridge spans the Struma river near the village of Nevestino in Southwestern Bulgaria.
The Seven Rila Lakes are the most famous lakes in Bulgaria. They are located at high altitude in the northwest part of the Rila Mountains, above Dupnitsa. The entire area is inside Rila National Park.
The Saints Peter and Paul Monastery is one of 14 monasteries established around Veliko Tarnovo during the era of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom.