Bulgarian heritage is associated with six different periods of its history – Tracyan, Greek colonies, Roman and Byzantine, first and second Bulgarian kingdoms, Turkish slavery and new history.
Tourists visiting Bulgaria visit the ruins of ancient cities, temples, churches and monasteries, old buildings, museums and monuments. They interact with local scientists and professional guides who provide them with more detailed information and help them find interesting and unique artifacts throughout the country or assist in archeological excavations that are the work of Bulgarian archaeologists.
Some of them only come to see a particular object and others start a round tour and learn about the culture and life of the Balkans. Traces of Tracyans have been left in tombs, sanctuaries, temples, city ruins, coins, ornaments.
Some of the most popular are the tomb of Kazanlak in the King’s Valley, the Sanctuary of Tatol, the Stargel, the Primalskore Beglikatash, the tomb of Pomori, the Cinemarage, Mount Strandza, The Madara Rider. Symbols of the Greek era from 3-4 BC to the modern colonies of Balchik, Kaverna, Varna, Obzor, Nessebar, Sosopol, the modern city of Achtopol, and the ancient colonies on the Black Sea coast of the cities. In their heritage you can visit the local museum.
In the Roman and Byzantine eras Sophia, Plovdiv, in the north and south of the country there are forts, roads and heat baths along roads and water fountains. After the Old Bulgarians and Slavs lived in Bulgarian territory, other peoples had more traditions. You can recognize their heritage in tops, castles, churches, monasteries, buildings, cities, bridges, fountains, literature.
The most visited are the monasteries of Veliko Tarnovo, Plovdiv, Batchkovo, Rila. But the options visited by the Bulgarians are Rojensky, Kapinovsky, Besarbovsky, Ivanovo Monastery, Melonik, the forts Baba Vida, Terven, the old capital Pliska and Preslav.
The Turkish period is associated with both Bulgarian and Turkish places of interest associated with the struggle for independence and religious freedom – such as the Panorama of Pleven, Shipka and Bozlaudja, the monuments of Zeravna, Kotel, Koprivstiza, Malko Tarnovo. There are also a number of holy sites for the Muslim world – the Tombul Mosque of Shoumen, the Celestra Mosque and the Old Cemetery.
The new history gives the opportunity to know modern Bulgaria. Some of these attractions are still popular, and others were mostly visited in the recent past – the last kings’ palaces – Ferdinand and Boris – Vrania, Ivkinsnograd, Primorsko, Sliven, the abode of the socialist elite in the mountains, the old. Beautiful buildings and houses of famous writers, scientists, politicians.
Now you know how many different ways you can find your vacation in Bulgaria.