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Velingrad Things to Do

  • Night life glitz

    Restaurant outing could often turn into a boisterous, benevolent orgy for all senses. Many establishments offer live music with dance shows which gradually descend into let’s-get-everybody-up-to-dance exercise. It is fun and lots of it especially when it ends up being the luck of the draw, totally out of the blue. In the process you might discover...

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  • Velingrad's navel

    Kleptuza must be the most powerful water source in the Valley of many. Its waters are coming out of the abyss right beside a major establishment, going through an arch of sorts and pouring into an artificial lake. A restaurant division has been installed right on the placid waters making it the best location in town for digesting food. Pleasure...

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  • Tsepina Fortress

    The fortress is located around 10 km far from the city.It was found in the Middle ages and in the beginning it used to be a self Kingdom.Later in IX-th century it became part of Bulgaria. In 1373 it was one of the last fortresses that fell under Ottoman slavery. This is where it comes the name of village Chepino from and also the valley around -...

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  • A park

    This was amazing park I accidently found and that’s why I have no idea about the name. I heard later that it is the garden of the Palace. And the palace is an expensive hotel on the top of the hill. After the Historical museum I took a walk to the center and I passed through that park. There is a pine forest, a chapel, playground, alleys, wooden...

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  • Kleptuza Park

    Kleptuza is the biggest karst spring in Bulgaria, and is also a symbol of Velingrad .It is surrounded by restaurants and I suppose it’s very pleasant to have a dinner in the summer. Although I’ve been only in winter, this place is still beautiful. A hundred meters above the lake, on a hill, there is a small chapel and a lot of space for barbeque...

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  • St. Trinity church

    The church was built in 1816, the oldest church in the town. There was an Islamic rule in that time – it was forbidden to build belfry in churches. So it was made in 1878 after the Liberation.The church is small but with very nice paintings inside.

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Velingrad Nightlife

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    by mirchica Updated Feb 11, 2011

    It is a complex of some shops on the one side and a café and 2 discos on the other side. One of the disco is called Briliant – a normal dance club,while the other one – Versay is a folk club,with the cheapest and ugliest music you can hear in Bulgaria.
    There is also a big parking.

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Velingrad Local Customs

  • Babin den

    One of the most beautiful, traditional holidays in Bulgaria – Grandma’s Day or Midwives' Day is celebrated every year in Velingrad and it has become a tradition of the city. On this day, is given the recognition of doctors, nurses,midwives and grandmothers. Why grandmothers? In the past the grandmothers of the villages were the ones that helped the...

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  • Easter eggs

    An interesting technique for colouring eggs is using wax. It is typical for Eastern Europe. In Bulgaria,in the region of Velingrad they use some specific instruments to do it. In the Historical musem there is a hall dedicated on that art. Every year in Velingrad there is a competition among the students for painting eggs. Last year there were more...

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Velingrad Sports & Outdoors

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    by mirchica Written Feb 11, 2011

    East Rodopi is the most developed mountain bike area in Bulgaria. There are plenty of bike excursions organized from there.

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Velingrad Favorites

  • Central street

    The central street is not very long but it seems to be repaired soon – shops, banks, cafes, restaurants.

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  • The great opera singer

    Nikolai Gyaurov was a great opera singer, born in Velingrad. He's told to be the bass number one on the planet. People in Bulgaria and especially his fellow citizens are so proud of him.There is a peak in Antarctica called after him!

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