Bulgaria Things to Do

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Bulgaria Things to Do

  • Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

    Sofia Things to Do

    Sofia's real gem - there's no doubt about that - is the stunning gold-domed Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. What catches one's eye straight away, even from the distance, is the large 45 m high gold-plated dome. As you come neaerer, however, you'll notice two smaller gold-plated domes. The cathedral's construction is somewhat recent as it dates back...

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  • Beach

    Sunny Beach Things to Do

    A fantastic and very clean beach, as is the town itself, they do charge 21 lev for 2 sunbeds and a parasol but at around £10, good value for a whole days sunbathing, however be warned do not drink at Alibi`s beach bar, i was ripped off with there so called buy one get one free promotion, but at every other bar i visited (and there was a lot) i had...

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  • Sea Garden - Morska Gradina

    4 out of 5 stars

    Varna Things to Do

    It may be a bit of a cliche to say that "the best things in life are free" but it is, in my personal experience, quite often the case. Here in Varna one of my favourite places is the magnificent Sea Garden which sprawls northward from the city centre for several kilometres following the Black Sea coast. The Sea Garden (sometimes referred to as...

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  • old plovdiv

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    The Old Town of Plovdiv is the main reason I wanted to visit this city. It’s an area full of cobbled streets that go up on a steep hill and we felt like we walked on an open air museum, it’s actually a city within the modern city. We started from Saborna street and then we got lost on the side streets, we had a small map but we didn’t really...

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  • Sea Park - Morska Gradina

    Burgas Things to Do

    The top part of the Sea Garden, overlooking the Old Beach and the Bridge, is dotted with various classical-style sculptures and busts of local and national notables. If your tastes are more contemporary continue down past the open air theatre where you'll find some interesting modern pieces by native artists. Most have plaques with the works'...

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  • NDK - National Palace of Culture

    Sofia Things to Do

    I cant remember why we decided from the city center down to NDK, the truth is that it was very cold that morning, there was still snow on the pavements but it was nice to see the city in action, locals going to work and we had the chance to check some small stores on the way etc When we arrived at NDK (national palace of culture) we realized that...

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  • Aqua Park

    Sunny Beach Things to Do

    Their are 2 aqua parks in the area 1 in sunny beach and another in Nessebar. Both can be easily got too by free shuttle busses and the local bus stops. The Nessebar aqua park is bigger and has better slides

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  • Roman Thermae

    4 out of 5 stars

    Varna Things to Do

    Varna has so many hidden secrets tucked away in odd niches and the Roman Baths are one such. I had no idea what street they were on until coming across the freebie "Happy" map on my last visit and they certainly aren't signposted (that I noticed). At first sight I presumed it to be some sort of bio-dome but it turned out that what I thought was a...

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  • amphitheatre

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    The Roman theatre, also known as the Amphitheatre, was built under the reign of emperor Trajan in the 2nd century. It holds around 7.000 seats in different sections named after the city sections with the names engraved on the benches to guide the citizens where to sit. The theatre was sadly damaged by Attila the Hun in the 5th century. It is used...

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  • Beach

    Burgas Things to Do

    Bourgas definitely isn't in the same league regarding beaches as its close neighbours of Sozopol, Nessebar, Sunny Beach and etc. but it does have quite a reasonable stretch of sand in front of the Sea Gardens. The dark-coloured sand looks as if it is dirty but in fact the discolouration is merely due to naturally-occurring minerals and is actually...

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  • Vitosha

    Sofia Things to Do

    Vitosha is a mountain and its very near to the city. This is accepted as natural advantage to have your ski resorts so near to the city like it is in Bursa ( in Turkiye) Mt. Cherni Vrah (The Black Peak) is on 2290 m. There are also very nice restaurants on the top.You can enjoy also the view the city from the top .

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  • Sea

    Sunny Beach Things to Do

    We spent a very pleasant day traveling the 5-6 miles or so along the river. These boats are beautifully decorated motor boats that gently flow with the tide toward the mouth of the Montreal the sights and sounds are well worth checking out it's good value for money as I'm sure we saw a return trip cost was silly money. The trip takes about an hour...

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  • Golden Sands - Zlatni Piasaci

    Varna Things to Do

    Nobody misses to visit Golden Sands if goes to Varna. It’s not that it is so special just very popular. Golden sands (or Zlatni Piasatsi) is one of the most famous resorts in Bulgaria. It is full of luxury and small hotels too. A walk on the main alley is pleasant and you can buy souvenirs, unfortunately is very crowded. Restaurants, bars,...

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  • bachkovo monastery

    4 out of 5 stars

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    This is not a real tip for Plovdiv since Bachkovo is some 30km south of town but still close enough to be an easy excursion for half a day. The monastery was founded in 1083. It had its heyday during the Second Bulgarian Empire 1185 - 1396 but was ransacke

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  • Central Square Trojkata

    Burgas Things to Do

    One of the most touristic spots in Burgas, the fountain at Troykata Square. Behind it you can see another remnant of Socialism, the typical monument in almost every town. The last picture shows how the square looked before the fountain was built. We have a joke that whenever now gardens, parks, fountains and playgrounds appear, that means that...

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  • Public Bath

    Sofia Things to Do

    Sofia area was famous for its mineral springs so it’s no surprise they had public baths since 16th century. Sofia public Mineral Baths (Sofiyska gradska mineralna banya ) was built in 1908 on the same spot where the former Turkish baths were. Although the main style is Vienna Secession the architects used a lot of byzantine religious elements for...

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  • Road Trips

    Sunny Beach Things to Do

    You have lots of excursions to choose in Sunny Beach . I went to Verliko , Gabrovo and Etara, in the center of Bulgaria....Good to see the REAL country . Its easy to find excursions to Sofia , Verliko, Rila Mountains and also Turkey . Dont miss Nessebar

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  • Cathedral of the Assumption of the...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Varna Things to Do

    TheCathedral is the largest and most famous Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in the Bulgarian Black Sea port city of Varna, officially opened on 30 August 1886. It is the residence of the bishopric of Varna and Preslav and one of the symbols of Varna. Primarily materials from the vicinity of Varna were used for the construction of the cathedral. Stones...

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  • ancient theatre - 2

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    Not much is known about the Roman Odeon more than it was built and extended in the 2nd to the 5th centuries and had a capacity of only 350-400 spectators. There are now some excavations going on.

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  • The Pier

    Burgas Things to Do

    It's a nice place to take a strall, one of my favourite places in Burgas. . From there you get a view of the port, park and city. There is a small platform to jump from, although there are some guys jumping from the second level. There are also people fishing. I like to swim to the end of the pier but it's not allowed so I have to avoid the...

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  • Banya Bashi Mosque

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sofia Things to Do

    The Banya Bashi Mosque (literally "many baths") was built over natural thermal spas and named after the neighbouring Central Baths. The mosque was completed in 1576 and is therefore one of the oldest in Europe, as well as the last functioning mosque in Sofia. During Communist rule it was closed. Directions: The Banya Bashi Mosque can be found at...

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  • Dolphinarium

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Varna Things to Do

    It was opened on 11.08.1984 and it has 1134 seats.The size of the pool are 12m width and 15m lenth and its depth is 6m.It is fulled with sea water trough a special pump system.The water comes from the Black sea from 150-160m far from the coast and 3-6m depth,where the water is clearest.The water is remade before going into the pool.

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  • monument of alyosha

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    Built in 1955-1956, this monument commemorates the liberation by the Soviet Army from the Nazis. In the beginning of the 90-s they thought about taking it off but later the Municipalityt decided that is emblematic for the city so they left it there.From this high point overlooking Plovdiv, you can get one of the best views of the city.

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  • Archeological Museum

    Burgas Things to Do

    Expositions: Sea Navigation, Antient Times, Thracian Culture, Greek colonisation, Early Christianity, Mediaeval Culture working hours: Summer (1st of July -15th of September): Mo-Sa: 9-18h (lunch break: 13.00-14.00) ; Winter (16th of September - 31th of May): Mo-Fr: 8-17h (lunch break: 13.00-14.00)

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  • National Theater

    Sofia Things to Do

    This is my favourite building here in Sofia. Architecture is very nice and can catch a play/musical if you have an inkling to experience Bulgarian theatre. The area immediately surrounding has several cafes/bars, as well as a newly renovated fountain and garden. All around quite nice! This theater is amazing. From the architecture to the artwork...

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  • Stone Forest - Pobitite Kamani

    4 out of 5 stars

    Varna Things to Do

    This natural attraction located about 20 km south-west of Varna and is well known worldwide (thanks to Discovery channel:) ). As scientists say, at this place many-many years ago was the sea bed and the water had hewed such rocks on the surface. The entrance is just few leva and the territory of this natural park is quite huge. To see a real big...

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  • main street

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    Ulitsa Knyaz Aleksandr is the main pedestrian street of Plovdiv. It is always full of people going up and down, it is actually a street that people visit to check the upscale clothing stores, socializing, drinking coffee at the outdoor café etc In warmer months the street gets packed by young people that not only come to shop (the stores seem...

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  • Sinagoga

    Sofia Things to Do

    Central Sofia Synagogue (Tsentralna Sofiiska Sinagoga) is one of the biggest synagogues in Europe, actually the second largest Sephardic (spanish-jewish) synagogue in Europe. Most of the jewish that came to Bulgaria during the 15th century when they were expelled from christian Spain, and accepted in ottoman empire. In 20th century they were a...

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  • Walking

    Varna Things to Do

    The free English-language sightseeing walking tour of the sea capital of Bulgaria - Varna. Every day at 6PM (1st May - 30 September ). No reservation required. Just show up at the starting point! Upon request during the winter season (1st Oct- 30th April). Telephone: +359 (0) 887699875

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  • jumaya jamia

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    The Dzumaya Mosque was originally built in the second half of the 14th century but was soon burnt down. In 1435 Murad II rebuilt it and named it Muradiye after himself. The mosque was rebuilt and reconstructed in 1784 under the re

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  • Parliament

    3 out of 5 stars

    Sofia Things to Do

    The National Assembly of Bulgaria, established in 1879 is the seat of the country's parliament. it is another of the city's great buildings, both in terms of architecture and historic significance. The building, in Neo-Renaissance style, dates back to 1886. it is the same building that is portrayed on the back of some of 20 leva banknotes. y. It...

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  • Archeological Museum

    Varna Things to Do

    Varna's Archaeological Museum is housed in the city's former Girl's High School on Maria Luiza Blvd. The building is itself noteworthy, being a perfect example of the functional Neo- Renaissance style. The exhibits are presented in a logical timescale and the multi-lingual explanatory notes for each section are interestingly informative. The...

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  • chifte banya

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    Chifte Banya is an old Turkish bath built in the 16th century. It is called "chifte", which means "couple" since it comprises two bath departments - one for men and one for women. It is worth noticing the beautiful masons work at the outside.

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  • Statue of Saint Sofia

    Sofia Things to Do

    The 21 m high Statue of St. Sofia (Statuya na Sveta Sofia) was erected in 2000 on a site which was once occupied by a Lenin statue. It was designed by the Bulgarian sculptor George Chapkanov. St. Sofia is the city's patron, although she is not a religious saint. The bird in her left hand symbolises the wisdom of St. Sofia. Directions: The Statue...

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  • Naval Museum

    Varna Things to Do

    Varna is home to the headquarters of the Bulgarian Navy and also the Naval Academy. It's no surprise then to find that the National Naval Museum is located here. Unfortunately it was closed for renovation during my last visit (as is the website as I write this) and so I'm not sure about details of opening times and entry fees. The normal opening...

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  • central garden

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    This beautiful park is a great place to escape from the sometimes hectic life on the main shopping streets. It's located just off the Central Square and offers a lot of benches for rest. Inside the park you'll also find a lot of different sculptures and some (drinking) fountains. Beware of mosquitoes though!

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  • Church of Sveta Nedelya

    Sofia Things to Do

    Sveta Nedelya is an eastern orthodox cathedral. Nedelya means Sunday , so the name must be from Saint Sunday, a christian martyr of the 3rd Century, but some others claim that it has to do with the greek word kiriaki (Sunday in greek), the day of the lord, maybe that’s why the church was called Sveti Kral, Holy King in the late 19th century) It’s...

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  • Ethnographical Museum

    Varna Things to Do

    The Ethnographic Museum is housed in a building from early 19th century .The museum gives an idea of the everyday life of the Bulgarians of old times. Its collection is more on the cultural inheritance of the local people during the 19th and the 20th centuries which includes clothes, jewelry, ritual bread,etc.

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  • plovdiv international fair

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    The Plovdiv Fair is a modern centre for information and contacts.Its first exhibition was in 1892 It is the biggest fair in the Balkans. The International Fair - Plovdiv is the only fair organizing company in Bulgaria admitted as a member of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. The biggest international exhibition takes place in...

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  • Russian Church

    Sofia Things to Do

    The church is small and ornate, with five onion domes. There was renovation work taking place when I visited, however it was very busy. Many of the worshippers were quite young. The sarcophagus of Bishop Serafim is in the church, it is full of hand written wishes from Bulgarians when the Bishop's sarcophagus was placed in the church. He lived...

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  • By Night

    Varna Things to Do

    I spent only four days in Varna but one of my evening activities was strolling through the main streets of Varna. I was very surprised how colourful is the night life here. Some of cafes are open 24 hours a day and a lot of people walk through the main streets every day.

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  • downtown

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    In Roman times the Forum was surrounded by shops and public buildings and was the centre of the town. It was built during the reign of emperor Vespasian around the turn of 1st and 2nd cen

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  • National Opera and Ballet

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sofia Things to Do

    The National Opera and Ballet is an imposing building hidden in a side-street of the center. The building was established in 1953. The acoustic is perfect and - especially if you are not an opera lover - this is the place to experience it: not only for its top notch quality, but also for its low prices. An experience not to miss. Outside, there's...

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  • Museum of History

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Varna Things to Do

    The museum is located in the building of the first Bulgarian charity hospital from 1869. This is the only one medicine museum in the Balkanies. It has 3 exposition rooms which presents the development of the medicine at these lands from 4000 years b.c. up to the communist period of the country. The first room shows archeological instruments and...

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  • monument of phillip

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    Philip II the Macedon conquested the Trakian City Evmolpia and gave it its name-Philippopolis (of course we're talking about Plovdiv). By the way Plovdiv has 7 different names in different epochs. The monument is a gift from Thessaloniki Embassy. In the beginning they put it at Djumaya square(where is taken the picture) but now it's removed at the...

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