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Sofia

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1474,3634,151

Sunny Beach

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156,280,202

Varna

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422,1119,115

Plovdiv

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445,1251,34

Burgas

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104,346,27

Nesebar

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224,631,33

Sozopol

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101,236,26

Golden Sands

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33,70,74

Veliko Turnovo

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278,723,34

Bansko

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132,377,121

Balchik

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41,207,7

Obzor

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16,57,12

Ruse

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59,170,1

Rilski Manastir

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88,297,0

Vidin

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48,126,4

Melnik

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115,305,0

Dobrich

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18,36,1

Kazanluk

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76,221,0

Borovec

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80,163,4

Belogradchik

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67,265,1

Pomorie

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12,26,11

Stara Zagora

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23,80,4

Naroden Park Vitosha

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47,197,0

Velingrad

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14,63,12

Pleven

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29,89,4

Arbanasi

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41,76,6

Trigrad

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27,87,0

Karlovo

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33,109,0

Koprivshtitsa

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96,276,0

Devin

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20,55,2

Sandanski

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10,25,11

Kurdzhali

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24,145,0

Ravda

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9,8,0

Smolyan

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19,64,0

Shumen

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18,52,4

Rila

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61,240,0

Tryavna

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23,89,0

Kamen Bryag

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21,48,0

Asenovgrad

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16,71,0

Kyustendil

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16,57,0

Blagoevgrad

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7,51,2

Lovech

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14,57,0

Pirin

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18,32,0

Gabrovo

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15,151,0

Yambol

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1,6,1

Primorsko

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3,6,10

Dospat

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10,17,0

Vratsa

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7,31,0

Kavarna

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8,31,0

General-Toshevo

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9,15,0

Sofia

See all 1474 Sofia Tips
  • Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

    Sofia Things to Do

    It was a Friday afternoon, and a group of European Facility Managers made a visit to the Cathedral. I think it was fair to say that most of the delegates were from northern Europe, and were not from the Orthodox rite. However, we did feel suitably impressed and our religious needs were satisfied. The St Alexander Nevski of Sofia is one of the...

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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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Sunny Beach

See all 156 Sunny Beach Tips
  • 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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  • stay away

    Sunny Beach Warnings and Dangers

    Just got back from sunny beach was pulled into this same place after a few drinks. my friend was charged 500 lev to leave. I had no money and was threatened and after about an hour was somehow able to leave the place without being harmed. Just be very careful very very dodgy at night, also watch out for prostitutes!

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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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  • Nature in the city

    Varna Things to Do

    An extremely popular and pleasant park running parallel with the beach.. To tour the park, I recommend hiring a bicycle for 1 hour, for just 5 levs.

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Plovdiv

See all 445 Plovdiv Tips
  • 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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  • happy bar and grill

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Plovdiv Restaurants

    This is a local chain that I ate in once in Plovdiv and once in Sofia. Indoor and outdoor seating. They advertise Italian, but I enjoyed their salads very much. They also serve full meals with meat as ordered. Had a Shepherds salad in Plovdiv that I couldn't finish and a very sweet desert. Yummy! The coffee, like almost everywhere in Bulgaria is...

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Burgas

See all 104 Burgas Tips
  • 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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  • Primoretz

    Burgas Hotels

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

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  • Mall Galleria Burgas

    Burgas Shopping

    The first shopping centre in Bulgaria to be categorized “green project” by the American Certification System LEED;Providing the long foreseen entertainment offer which the region considerably misses;First cinema multiplex in the city with 10 screens; Introducing new and upgrading existing fashion brands available in Burgas;International fashion...

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Nesebar

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  • Absent signboards

    Nesebar Warnings and Dangers

    The Old town is full of small streets and it is not easy to orient yourself there. In most cases you will not see boards with the names of those streets. For that reason it is better to explore on the map the route (if you go to some restaurant or hotel). Even the street vendors do not know some of the streets.

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  • Marina Palace

    Nesebar Hotels

    Located on the mainland, hotel Marina Palace is an all year round HOTEL. Mainly business orientated....

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  • The church of Saint Sofia ( Old...

    Nesebar Things to Do

    The church of Saint Sofia ( Old Mitropolia ) is located in what is supposed to have been the center of the ancient city. It is a three-naved unvaulted basilica with a semi-circular apse, a narthex and an atrium. The church has a total length of 25.5 m and a width of 13 m. The division into three naves was effected by two rows of five pillars each....

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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

    I have stayed in this hotel on two occasions and was devastated that it was fully booked when I...

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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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  • Buses that run thru Tsarevets Fortress

    Veliko Turnovo Transportation

    There are regular buses that go through Tsarevets Fortress and around the city center that runs from 7a.m. to 9 p.m with the interval of 30 min. to 60 minutes. You can buy your ticket inside the bus from a conductor which is valid only for the actual ride. It costs 0.70 lev or 0.35 euro. The regular Buses No. 20, No. 40 and No.50 are the ones that...

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  • Hostel Mostel

    Veliko Turnovo Hotels

    I recently spent three nights at the Hostel Mostel in Veliko Tarnovo and can recommend it to young...

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  • Entering the Patriachal Church of Holy...

    Veliko Turnovo Things to Do

    "The Great Patriarch´s Cathedral of the Holy Ascension"In my opinion, this church on top of the Castle Complex has not that extra ordinary architectural design like many old traditional religious artworks. A very simple-designed religious Temple of gray-colored natural stones.Although, exteriorly presenting a very simple and not artistically...

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Bansko

See all 132 Bansko Tips
  • Trip to Rila Monastery

    Bansko Things to Do

    Just came back from a week full of excursions in the Pirin mountains around Bansko. A great place for hiking and excursions with the family. We booked an all-in-one package and the hotel took care of everything, the tranfers, the accomodation, the food. It was a week and everyday a different trip and a different experience. We visited various...

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  • Premier Luxury Mountain Resort

    Bansko Hotels

    Stayed there last January for ski holidays. This was our second time in Bansko but our first time in...

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  • Best Restaurant in Bansko

    Bansko Restaurants

    This was my second time in Bansko but i did not know about the Amvrosia restaurant. What i can say is that this is a must restaurant if you visit Bansko. Very good service, the food is just excellent and the restaurant has a nice chic and romantic atmosphere. Dont miss the angus beef and the chocolate sufle. Very impressed!!! Black angus beef.

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Balchik

See all 41 Balchik Tips
  • 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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  • Paris Hotel

    Balchik Hotels

    12, Sborno miasto, St.1, Balchik, 579, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • 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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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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Ruse

See all 59 Ruse Tips
  • 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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  • Ruse- Bucharest

    Ruse Transportation

    Hello explorers,I have recently (February 2014) traveled from Ruse to Bucharest and documented how one can do that. I explain different type of transport, prices, times, and photos to help you navigate easily.Check my wiki page here:http://airport-guide.wikispaces.com/Ruse+-+Bucharest+Otopeni+%28Henri+Coand%83+International+Airport%29If you have...

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Rilski Manastir

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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  • Dunav Hotel

    Vidin Hotels

    3 Edelweiss Str, Vidin, 3700, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • 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...