Dear Guests ,
If you are tourists with a free day in Sofia, here are some must-see destinations with trips we can organize for you:
Rila Monastery is one of the symbols of Bulgaria and is also a popular tourist destination. The monastery lies in the recesses of Rila Mountain, at 1147 m above mean sea level. It is located about 120 km away from Sofia. Throughout the centuries Rila Monastery has always been the spiritual, educational and cultural center of Bulgaria The arcaded balconies, the unique frescoes – a work of one of the most famous Bulgarian Revival Period painters, the gilded iconostasis mountain views… and the unique combination of them all makes the visit to the monastery extraordinary and memorable one.
Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in Europe – the beginning of its history dates back to 4,000 years BC. The town hosts numerous archaeological finds of Thracian, Roman and Byzantine times that not only recall the glorious past, but are successfully combined with the modern architecture of the city. It has several museums – historical, archaeological, ethnographic, and natural science museum, as well as an Art Gallery and a Drama Theatre. One of the most famous landmarks is the architectural complex of the Ancient Plovdiv, where many beautiful houses from the times of the Bulgarian Revival had been preserved and restored. The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country and a cultural and economic center of southern Bulgaria.
Only 29 km south from Plovdiv and 9 km away from Asenovgrad is situated the Bachkovo monastery.It is the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria after the Rila monastery and it was built back in 1083. The monasteries have played an important role in our history. They are beacons of traditional Bulgarian and Christian culture. Many of them have impressive architecture and unique interior. The Bachkovo monastery has managed to preserve the spirit of three cultures – the Byzantine, the Bulgarian and the Georgian one. The monastery is only 2 km south from Asen’s fortress. You can combine the two landmarks in a single trip and go on an exciting Bulgarian adventure!
Veliko Tarnovo, the medieval capital of Bulgaria, is brought to you with more than 7000 years of history. The houses, stacked one above the other, situated on the slopy hills of the town show a remarkable, unique architectural style. Still the most significant monument of culture in Veliko Tarnovo is the medieval fortress Tsarevets, situated on the homonymous peak, surrounded on three sides by the river Yantra. Besides its historical hills, Veliko Tarnovo is also famous for its multiple orthodox temples. It is not accidental that Veliko Tarnovo was declared a Balkan capital of cultural tourism, and a few times it was awarded the prize The Most Beautiful Town in Bulgaria
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