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Bulgaria UNESCO World Heritage Sites

 


The UNESCO World Heritage List includes seven cultural sites and two nature reserves in Bulgaria: the Thracian Tomb – Sveshtari; the Thracian Tomb – Kazanlak; The Madara Horseman bas-relief; The Boyana Church near Sofia; the Rock Monasteries – Ivanovo; The Rila Monastery; The old town of Nessebar; Srebarna Nature Reserve; The Pirin mountain.

Nessebar town is one of the major cultural heritage destinations along the Bulgarian Black Sea coastline. Its Old Town was placed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983. Beside the cultural attractions, Nessebar is also a popular sea resort, attracting holidaymakers and tourists with its two beaches, near the new town.

Located in the northwestern Rila Mountains, about 120 km south of Sofia, Rila Monastery is the largest and most known Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. Rila Monastery was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Bulgaria UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Rila Monastery
Bulgaria UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Rila Monastery
 

Lying at an altitude of 1,008–2,914 m, Pirin National Park has a limestone Balkan landscape, with lakes, waterfalls, caves and pine forests. All glacial forms of the relief are situated within the borders of Pirin National Park. 

Located on the outskirts of Sofia, Boyana Church consists of three buildings. The eastern church was built in the 10th century, then enlarged at the beginning of the 13th century by Sebastocrator Kaloyan, who ordered a second two storey building to be erected next to it. 

 

 
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