Bulgaria Travel Guide

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Sofia

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1496,3677,302

Varna

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428,1120,115

Sunny Beach

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157,286,202

Plovdiv

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451,1220,36

Burgas

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107,358,27

Nesebar

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225,654,33

Sozopol

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100,240,26

Golden Sands

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33,70,74

Veliko Turnovo

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279,723,34

Bansko

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134,382,121

Balchik

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38,204,7

Ruse

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58,170,22

Melnik

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115,305,1

Obzor

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16,57,12

Vidin

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48,126,11

Rilski Manastir

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88,297,0

Borovec

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80,163,4

Koprivshtitsa

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96,276,0

Belogradchik

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67,265,2

Arbanasi

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41,74,6

Pomorie

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12,26,11

Dobrich

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18,36,1

Velingrad

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15,63,12

Pleven

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29,89,4

Naroden Park Vitosha

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47,197,0

Kazanluk

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76,223,0

Stara Zagora

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23,83,4

Karlovo

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33,109,0

Trigrad

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28,90,0

Sandanski

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10,25,11

Devin

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20,55,2

Rila

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61,240,0

Shumen

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18,52,4

Ravda

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9,8,0

Smolyan

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19,64,0

Kurdzhali

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24,145,0

Dospat

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10,17,0

Lovech

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14,57,0

Kyustendil

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16,57,0

Gabrovo

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15,151,1

Blagoevgrad

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7,51,2

Petrich

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9,15,0

Kamen Bryag

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21,48,0

Pirin

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18,32,0

Kavarna

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8,31,0

Bachkovo

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17,50,0

Tryavna

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23,89,0

Troyan

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22,45,5

Vratsa

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7,31,0

Silistra

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7,34,0

Sofia

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  • 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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  • Grand Hotel Sofia

    Sofia Hotels

    The Grand is a great hotel. If you are looking for a quiet setting with all the comforts you need –...

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  • Happy bar and grill

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sofia Restaurants

    I have a love/hate relationship with the Bulgarian (established Varna 1994) restaurant chain Happy. I love the food, I love the ambience and I love the prices but I hate how easy it is to eat at nowhere else in Bulgaria but Happy - Happy is just too accessible! Here in Sofia there are several outlets with the main one being on the corner of St...

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Varna

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  • Sea Garden - Morska Gradina

    4.5 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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  • Splendid Hotel

    Varna Hotels

    The hotel is just across the road from Varna Cathedral, its name is Splendid and that sums it it...

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  • worst dolphin show

    Varna Things to Do

    i had seen many dolphin show before in Tunis or Sharm Shikh .but here was the worst ..There were 5 dolphins one of them not going with orders (out of Chorus).the presenter was speaking un understanding language, if it was English , it's annoying.place was hot , and lot waiting .

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Sunny Beach

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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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  • Iberostar Sunny Beach Resort

    Sunny Beach Hotels

    Very good hotel with nice rooms , service and excelent food...

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  • The party never ends

    Sunny Beach Things to Do

    Bedroom Premium Club Sunny Beach is a place where day and night the party never ends. Morning and night merge into a never ending party to the sounds of the latest tracks of famous artists and DJs. The club is full with young people who are dancing, drinking and laughing. Bedroom is a real seaside paradise for luxury and entertainment lovers, where...

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Plovdiv

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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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  • Trimontium Princess Hotel

    Plovdiv Hotels

    this hotel is a part of famous Turkish hotel chain "Dedeman" They have many hotels in Bulgaria...

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  • the alafrangues

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Plovdiv Restaurants

    This is a hotel with a restaurant, but I haven't been in the hotel, so I don't have opinion about it. I can say the restaurant is very good-the style and food are really amazing. The house is very strange, it is old-styled, with wooden floor and old furniture. It is very cozy and pleasant. Everything is good, but the baked pumpkin is a very good...

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Burgas

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  • Sea Park - Morska Gradina

    Burgas Things to Do

    Morska Gradina (Sea Park) is a beautiful green haven that runs behind the beach area. It's very nice to walk along here or take a seat in the shade. There are water fountains to watch and little places to have some food or a drink.

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  • Primoretz

    Burgas Hotels

    Primoretz (2-star) is on Batenberg street (near the harbor-end of the Sea Garden). Hotel Park...

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  • Bus

    Burgas Transportation

    There are two bus stations in Burgas, Burgas South (Yug) which is next to the train station and close to the centre -- and Burgas West (Zapad) which is in an industrial area away from the centre.I'd travelled by bus from Sliven and arrived into West station and had to take a taxi from there to the centre and my hotel.From Burgas I took the bus to...

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Nesebar

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Sozopol

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  • Kayak Safaris

    Sozopol Things to Do

    These kayak safaris are so relaxing, they are great for all the family and we saw loads of wildlife.The kids loved it and it was a nice change from the beach.My Dad even enjoyed it.The guys that run it are really helpful and fun, and it's a chance to see another side of Bulgaria.It is only about half an hours drive from Sozopol and the safari takes...

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  • Hotel Villa List

    Sozopol Hotels

    Our group stayed at this hotel for a week and found it overall very pleasing. The rooms seemed to be...

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  • Total nightmare

    Sozopol Nightlife

    We've been trying to entertain ourselves in Sozopol since 6 days. It's a total nightmare. There are some venues in the city, most of them located alongside harmani beach. If you want to go to clubs don't come to that city.One of the places ve've visited is Mojito, we were there today @ 11.30pm and it was mostly empty with minor people in the venue....

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Golden Sands

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  • The Zlatni Piasatsi Nature Park

    Golden Sands Off The Beaten Path

    Behind the resort of Golden Sands is the protected area of theZlatni Piasatsi Nature Park. This is a woodland park about 9 km long and just over 1 km wide which covers the hillside overlooking the Black Sea. 90% of the park is mixed deciduous forest, predominantly oak, and is host to many rare and endangered plants. As well as the flora there are...

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  • Grifid Arabella Hotel

    Golden Sands Hotels

    I enjoyed my stay at Arabella, especially because of the "All inclusive" option. I must say the food...

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  • The Aladzha Rock Monastery

    Golden Sands Off The Beaten Path

    The Aladzha Rock Monastery is a set of caves hewn into a limestone cliff at the top of the hill in Zlatni Piasatsi's Nature Park, about 3 km west of the resort. The construct dates back to the era of the Second Bulgarian Empire in the 12th to 14th centuries and would have been inhabited by hermit Orthodox monks.The word "Aladzha" means "colourful"...

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Veliko Turnovo

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  • Tourist Information Centre

    Veliko Turnovo Favorites

    In the middle of the city centre you'll find the little Tourist Info Centre. I personally didn't have to cause to use it this time round but it looks as if it would be useful. Here you can get a free photocopied city map, accommodation help, general advice on things to do, public transport info and it also acts as booking agents for major local...

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  • Minotel Rashev

    Veliko Turnovo Hotels

    A Hotel that is located just few minute walks down to the entrance of the Fortress. One of the...

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  • Tsarevets - The Must Do I Didn't Have...

    Veliko Turnovo Things to Do

    UPDATE - This was my original write-up from my first, very short, visit. I'll leave it here, relegated to the bottom of my list, for my own reference.For the two centuries of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185 to 1396) Veliko Turnovo was Bulgaria's capital city. During this period the fortress of Tsarevets was constructed on its eponymous hill as...

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Bansko

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  • The kettles tea spot

    Bansko Restaurants

    They are situated at the beginning of the ski paths. They don’t offer too much but when you’re tired of skiing you can take a hot tea or soap:)The problem is that is very expensive compared to the normal places.

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  • Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena

    Bansko Hotels

    As this house is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, you will receive everything what you...

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  • Art

    Bansko Shopping

    There are many little souvenir shops and typical art. You can buy pretty interesting stuff, mainly presenting the Bulgarian culture and more specificly - the local one.

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Balchik

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  • Queen's Maria of Romania Castle

    Balchik Things to Do

    If you are a romantic person, you can walk along the alleys of the beautiful gardens or along the seaside. Many flowers in hundreds of colours, cactuses, big trees, artificial rivers, pools and waterfalls... in a word a wonderful place to visit!

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  • Bisser

    Balchik Hotels

    I recommend this hotel but don't forget ask for Double Superior rooms. All of them are renovated in...

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  • Queen Mary's Palace

    Balchik Things to Do

    The most important place to visit in Balchik is the Palace of the former Romanian Queen Mary - wife of King Ferdinand of Romania (reign 1914-1927).The palace was built between 1926-1937 when Balchik was inside Romanian territory (now it's only 65 kilometers below the Bulgarian-Romanian border).The palace is not a big palace but is very nice, the...

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Ruse

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  • Enjoy A Walk In The Park

    Ruse Things to Do

    Bulgarians certainly like their public parks and here in Ruse is no exception. The city's main park is the Mladezhki (youngster's) and even in the snow this makes for a pleasant stroll. The park is located just off the city centre, following the pedestrian blvd Aleksandrova past the hospital, and follows the river for about 2 kilometres.As expected...

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  • Riga

    Ruse Hotels

    Riga Hotel is the biggest hotel complex in Ruse with over 120 rooms, restaurant, cafe. It shows how...

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  • A Very Walkable City (Even In The Snow!)

    Ruse Transportation

    Never having been here in summer I can't comment on the city's fair weather walkability. I can comment on winter tho'. Even with a daily couple of centimetres of snow, it is an immenselely walkable place. The streets, the pedestrianised areas and the the walkways in the parks are cleared early morning - how early I don't know but certainly before I...

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Melnik

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  • Rupite

    Melnik Things to Do

    Rupite is a famous locality near the village of Rupite, 12 km far from Melnik, only km far from the main road – Sofia – Kulata. There, in the last years of her life has lived the famous diviner Vanga. In 1994, funded by Vanga, herself was built the temple "St. Petka Bulgarian"near the house where she lived. (about Vanga -...

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  • Hotel Despot Slav

    Melnik Hotels

    central located very beautiufl old bulding ith traditional furniture comfortable try the Suite ,...

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  • Tourist route Melnik - Rozhensky...

    Melnik Things to Do

    It takes about 1.5 hours pleasant walk from the town to the monastery. You’ll enjoy pretty nice nature phenomenon like the Melnik Pyramids, a Stone Mushroom. The route also passes through an oak forest. If you have time you definitely should make it.

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Obzor

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  • Gadgets

    Obzor Shopping

    They sell everything. It is so usual for a Black sea resort - all along some street people own little shops or stands and they sell everything from clothes through souvenirs to different gadgets. Usually prices are a little bit higher than avarage but in Obzor they are normal. You'll notice that the goods are not so qualified but you can spend some...

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  • Sol Luna Bay

    Obzor Hotels

    Byala, Obzor, 8250, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • The name is clear

    Obzor Restaurants

    Bedrock cafe is the most attractive cafe in Obzor. As you can imagine from its name it is all in Bedrock style. The tabels and chairs are made of stone and there are decorations like dinosaurs and all that could reminds you of the popular movie The Flinstones.

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Vidin

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  • Baba Vida Fortress

    Vidin Things to Do

    This medivial fortress id the main sight in Vidin. It was built in the 10th century and is still quite well preserved. The fortress is located right at the banks of the Danube with a beach in front of it.If I remember correctly, entrance fee was 4 BGN.

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  • Anna-Kristina

    Vidin Hotels

    2 Baba Vida Street,, Vidin, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Vidin Photo Gallery

    Vidin Things to Do

    Visit the Vidin Photo Gallery at http://bulgaria-vidin.allhyper.comImages of sites, nature and infrastructure.

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For off the beaten path European travel, Bulgaria may top your list. Take an enchanted nature walk or bike ride through the Rila Mountains, ski down some of Bulgaria’s affordable snowy peaks, relax...