Bulgaria Things to Do

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Bulgaria Things to Do

  • Aleksander Nevski Cathedral

    Sofia Things to Do

    Well worth a visit to this especially when celebrated liturgy. We were there the day of the Holy Spirit and the experience was unique. From a hundred tourists who come and go watching with astonishment everything made by the other scores of faithful who pray with devout. Prohibited the photographing, but many (even me) sneak gouged a photo....

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Hotel Astra

    Koprivshtitsa Things to Do

    We spent two nights in Koprivshtitsa staying at this humble family little Guesthouse which ranks first on the list of hotels in the village. We did not know what to expect at first but finally it proved to be a good choice. The lack of English had no impact at all, and we loved every minute out here. More than 380 of Koprivshtitsa's houses date...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • bachkovo monastery

    4.5 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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  • Banya Bashi Mosque

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Sofia Things to Do

    I believe that this remnant of the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria is the only functioning mosque in Sofia. It dates from the 15th Century and did seem to attract many worshippers. I was planning to visit, it was a Friday and as i made my way towards the building, I heard the call to prayer. My visit will have to take place during my next trip to...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • amphitheatre

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    The Roman ruins in Plovdiv were the first I saw in my life in far 1984. The Ancient theatre (Antichen teatur) is probably the best-known monument from antiquity in Bulgaria. It was built in the beginning of the 2nd century during the reign of the Roman Emperor Trajan. It is situated in the natural saddle between the Dzhambaz Tepe and Taksim Tepe...

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  • Vitosha

    Sofia Things to Do

    It is the main shopping street and one of the most expensive shopping areas in Sofia, starting from the National Palace of Culture and extends to St. Nedelya Suare. An area just for pedestrians, pleasant for walks, safe for kids, with several retail outlets and many western brand names. It is also known as “Vitoshka”, a thoroughfare in the city...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • monument of alyosha

    Plovdiv Things to Do

    We visited the Monument with the group of students to put flowers for the Soviet heroes who liberated Plovdiv from fascists troops. Alyosha (an affectionate diminutive of Aleksey) is an 11-metre (36-foot) tall reinforced concrete statue of a Soviet soldier on Bunarjik Hill in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The statue tops a 6-metre (20-foot) pedestal lined...

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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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  • Dolphinarium

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • Shopping Store Stefi

    Sunny Beach Things to Do

    You will be served  by Stefi, a friendly girl who loves to help your purchases. You will find a wide selection of soft drinks, water, beer, wine and alcoholic beverages. Also a great choice of chips, cookies, candy, ice cream, .. You will find everything for your breakfast: coffee, tea, bread, cheese, ... The best-known cigarette brands are...

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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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  • 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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  • Parliament

    4 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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  • 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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  • Bedroom Premium Beach Club Sunny Beach

    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,...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Halite Market

    Sofia Things to Do

    Recently renovated the Halite has all kinds of food,meat, fish, cheeses, and sweets and cafes. The Hall was first opened in 1910.in Maria Luuiza Boulavad Sofia.Bulgaria.The currency is the Bulgarian Lev.

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  • By Night

    Varna Things to Do

    Pictures of varna in early september 2007.--These pictures were near the cathedral looks like an early christmas. Varna is a good place to stay and go on trips of ,like Sunny Beach which is 18 km by bus or mini bus about half an hour jpurney..

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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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  • 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. The statue actually doesn't refer to the holy Saint Sofia, but to the holy wisdom, which is symbolised by the owl in the left hand of the young...

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  • Stone Forest - Pobitite Kamani

    4.5 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Church of Sveta Petka Samardzhiska

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sofia Things to Do

    A few meters away from Sveta Sofia monument you can see a small church that is almost hidden in the avenue as it is partly dug into ground. Church Sveta Petka Samardzhiska (St Petka of the Saddlers ) is very old, actually from medieval ages, probably it was part of the fortified town Serdika during the first Bulgarian kingdom. During the ottoman...

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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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  • 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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