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Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Facts about Bulgaria

Area: 110 994 sq. km

Population: 7 970 000

Capital: Sofia

Other major cities: Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse

Currency: Leva (BGL)

Language: Bulgarian

Telephone country code: 00 359

Time Zone: EET (GMT + 2 hours)

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Bulgaria TOP Destinations

Sofia is ine of Europe’s oldest cities - founded some 7000 years ago. The city’s historic monuments faithfully reflect the mixture of Roman, Turkish, Byzantine and Bulgarian cultures to which it was exposed over the hundreds of years. More...

Also known as the “Maritime Capital”, Varna, with its beaches, sights and programmes, is one of the favourite holiday resorts on the Black Sea. Many tourists are attracted by the new resorts established nearby, such as Albena, and the zone of development known as “Golden Sands”. More...

One of (if not) the most beautiful cities in Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo - situated approximately midway between Sofia and Varna - forms a picturesque setting on the hilltops, within a bend of the Jantra River. More...

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. More...

The old part of Plovdiv, with its winding, cobble-stone streets, is best explored by roaming around it on foot. Its decorative 18th-19th century buildings bear the stamp of a typically Balkan style of architecture; mostly renovated, some function as museums or galleries. More...


World Heritage Sites in Bulgaria

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. More...

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. More...

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. More...

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. More...