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    Visiting Nessebar

    by eledhwen Written Aug 22, 2014

    It is actually a must to visit Nessebar but Nessebar itself is a kind of tourist trap. There is not much from the beauty I have seen there twenty years ago left. Everything is coverd with the tourist shops. But still the churches are amazing and if you rise your head and look above the kitsch selling shops, you see wondeful architecture.

    Ehmm, there is only one public toilet in the whole heart of Nessebar old town and it is a way too expensive... but if you must, you must...

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    Uzundzhovo Church

    by mirchica Written Jun 23, 2014

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    The church "Assumption of Holy Virgin" is a church in the village of Uzundzhovo, only 8 km far from Haskovo. It is the largest village church in Bulgaria. Originally the building was built as a Christian church, destroyed in 1593 by the Ottoman Slavery. At the same place erected a mosque that converted into a church again in 1906. The altar and some of the ornaments, typical for the Orthodox, were built in the same year. In 2007 the church was rebuilt and restored.
    This is the brightest church I've ever seen.

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    Dolen

    by isolina_it Written Oct 18, 2013

    Dolen is an old village of Thracian origins on the south-western part of Bulgaria. It's famous for his Rhodopean houses, built in stone and wood. The place is very quiet, you get special feelings walking around the stoned paths in silence...

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    Sofia tour

    by isolina_it Written Oct 18, 2013

    Well, it's nice to explore the city on your own, but there are so many things and historical info that taking the Sofia free tour is the best way to get to know the city. It is run by volunteers and they will take you around for 3 hours. Thanks guys!

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    Christ Pantokrator Church Nessebar

    by peterocnnor Updated Sep 24, 2013

    built in the mid - 14th century this wonderful & unusually designed church which also has a bell tower is probably the most unique structure in all of Nessebar its makes for a excellent visit & very photographic .

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    St Stefan church Nessbar

    by peterocnnor Updated Sep 24, 2013

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    come at marvel at the wonderful fresco's in this beautiful church which is in wonderful condition ....1st constructed in the 11 century AD .then reconstructed in the 16th century with some features such as the pulpit then added in the 18th century ...

    entrance to St Stefan church
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    Basilica of the merciful virgin Nessebar

    by peterocnnor Updated Sep 23, 2013

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    another wonder of Nessebar the Basilica was originally built in the 6th century AD & in the 14th Century AD became a monastery .it also has the remains of a stone tower beside it which was used as a means of defense against pirate raids sadly the basilica was abandoned over time & only rediscovered by archaeologists in the 20's .. loved this site it has a peaceful yet haunting feeling about it also its built right beside the sea with some lovely views & the basilica affords 1 some excellent photo opportunities to .

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    St Sofia Church Nessebar

    by peterocnnor Updated Sep 22, 2013

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    this church was originally built in the 5th century AD but was then rebuilt in the 9th century AD as part of a much more vast complex which housed the Bishops estate as well , the Venetians attacked the church in the 13th century AD around 1257 . my favorite place to visit in Nessebar was St Sofia you can only marvel at these ruins & wonder how grand a structure it once was . ideal for photographing for its the post card image of Nessebar .

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    Byzantine Terms ( Baths ) Nessebar

    by peterocnnor Written Sep 22, 2013

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    these baths were once a magnificent structure & were built by the Byzantines during the reign of emperor Justine I in the 6th century AD .sadly they were mostly destroyed by the Khan Krum,s invasion in 812 AD. very interesting place to visit & photograph in my opinion you can actually go down to ground level & walking around & get a better appreciation & understanding of the site

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    Sozopol the Historic fishing Village

    by peterocnnor Written Sep 22, 2013

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    Sozopol is a wonderful fishing village about 70 km's from sunny beach or 40 km's from Burgas city its a ideal place to relax & enjoy on at least a half a day excursion its has 3 museums all of which are fairly small the Archaeological , Ethnographic ,The Southern walls & fortress also a beautiful sandy beach some nice cafe's & places to grab a bite to eat . 3 working church's st George & Bogoroditsa & Zossim chapel . plus 2 ruins of churchs that you will enjoy photographing ....its real charm is its cobbled streets & beautiful wooden houses ..& its peace & quite ...Sozopol 1 of Bulgaria's best kept secrets

    Medieval church Ruins Sozopol the wonderful wooden houses of Sozopol Southern wall & fortress stone church remains entrance to St Georges church
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    Varva City Visit

    by peterocnnor Updated Sep 22, 2013

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    Varna is sprawling City with a rugged charm that is a perfect place to visit as it has a little bit of everything from beach's & a Dolphinarium to a magnificent Archaeological museum & fabulous Roman Thermae ...the city is home to some good cafe's & restaurants plus the locals are friendly & helpful ...its about 1 hr & half from Sunny Beach so its perfect a tourist excursion / day trip ....Enjoy your visit

    Please note ( previous pages go into more detail in regards the museums mentioned & photo's shown in this things to do tip )

    Varna's  Archaeological Museum & prize Asset Roman Bath ruins ( beside's varna history museum ) Sculpture outside the Varna city Art Gallery outside the National Naval Museum Varna how  the Roman Thermae originally looked
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    Visit Burgas city

    by peterocnnor Written Sep 18, 2013

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    regardless of what you enjoy doing the small city of Burgas is an ideal day trip for any tourist staying in the Sunny beach or Sozopol area's . the city has culture , charm & is easily walked around on foot & has enough to keep you busy for a day . plenty of restaurants , museums & shops to . locals are friendly & helpful also .

    great fountain & statue combination the soviet army monument fun & colorful street photo artist display their work in the city center sts Cyril & Methodius church

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    Belogradchik Rocks

    by mirchica Written Jun 4, 2013

    I was wandering in which section to put this tip – Belogradchik or Vidin but finally I decided to write it here, in the main Bulgaria page as this is one of the symbols of the country. Belogradchik Rocks are participating in the competition for one of the 7-th miracles in the World!
    They’re unique with their shape, the rocks also are often compared with faces of animals or other nature objects.

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    Rozden Monastery

    by MacedonianUK Written Sep 23, 2011

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    Rozden monastery is about 5 km north of Petrich town.. to get to it you will have to go trought town, on the main road and follow the winding road up the mountain.
    Getting there with big car is nearly imposible, as in one point the road is very narow.
    But is worth the truble as the settings of the monastery are incerdible in the middle of the mountain...
    The monastery itself is build somethimes in the 700s AD, but they do not have official date for it. It is known tho that in 1300s the monastery was rebuild and extended as is know now..
    The stonemasons from the town of Debar in Republic of Macedonia extended the small church and added sleeping quaters for the monks, hence it go the status of Monastery.
    No body knows who was the behefactor or founder of the Church,, the truth is little is known about the history of the monastery, just that it was there..
    Petre Filipovski -Garkata from village of Gari in Western Macedonia and his "tajfa" (team) has done the iconostases and the frescoes inside the extended church and I have to add is impresive.. His works can be seein in Sv Jovan Bigorski Monastery inear his village Gari, St Dimitrija Church in Bitola, Sv Gavril Lesnovski monastery and Sv Spas Church(Holy Savour ) in Skopje all in Macedonia ....
    He and his team were building and decorating Orthodox churches & monasteries from Macedonia all the way to Ukraine...
    The monastery has ample frescoes inside and outside and the colours are so vivid as it was painted yeasterday not few hungred yrs ago..
    Unforunately is not alows to take photos inside but there is ample oportunity to do so on the outside nieve and walls..
    There are sleeping quaters in the Monastery and sporadicly the monks let ppl stay , but is not "touristy" place.
    More of the religious place.
    But I guess they will put you up if it is too late to get to Petrich or any other town near by..
    There is planty oportunity for hiking in and around the monastery.
    This July (2011) many ppl left the cars ar the "tourist drop" ( some 2 km before the monastery) and hiked up.
    At the tourist drop there are 2 small caffe/restaurants and very handy refreshing station complete with very clean toilet.
    Also there are 3 local stands where you can also by some home made jams, honey, Petrich wine and more...

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    UNESCO sites - Bulgaria

    by hekate Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Here is the list of the 9 Bulgarian sites included in the UNESCO the World Heritage List:

    Cultural
    Ancient City of Nessebar (1983)

    Boyana Church (1979)

    Madara Rider (1979)

    Rila Monastery (1983)

    Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo (1979)

    Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak (1979)

    Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari (1985)

    Natural
    Pirin National Park (1983)

    Srebarna Nature Reserve (1983)

    If you have the time, vist these places and you will see both the beuty of the Bulgarian nature and its past rich of historical events. The only site I am not sure that it is open to the publuc is Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak and may be the Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari.

    Rila Monastery
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