According to PETSINCLUDE, Bulgaria is not only the sea and the sun, it is history and culture, picturesque towns and museums, ancient monasteries and modern architecture.
Sofia. All sights of the capital are concentrated in the city center. Here is the pointed minaret of the Banya-Bashi mosque, and the Mineral bath with multi-colored tiles on the walls, the rotunda of Sveti Georgi – part of the temple built in the II-III centuries, the Church of St. Sophia, which gave the name to the city, and Sveta Nedelya (Holy Resurrection). On the largest shopping street – Vitosha Boulevard – the Theological Academy, a historical museum that stores items from the famous Panagyur gold treasure of the 4th and 3rd centuries. BC. (gold bowls with painting on mythological subjects). Very beautiful is the church of St. Nicholas, built in memory of the dead Russian soldiers during the Russian-Turkish war. The golden domes of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, also erected in memory of the Russian soldiers who fell in the battles for the freedom of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke, are visible from afar. This is the most beautiful cathedral in Sofia.
Varna is one of the oldest cities in Europe, leading its chronicle from the 6th century. BC, today is an important industrial and cultural center of Bulgaria. Despite the dynamic development of the economy, the construction of modern administrative buildings, Varna is fraught with ancient history, which still surprises specialists. It was during the excavations of the Varna necropolis that a golden treasure was found, belonging to an unknown ancient people who lived here long before the Thracians.
Plevna – also a city of history. The Liberation of Plevna in 1877 Historical Museum is located in the same house where Emperor Alexander II met with the defeated Osman Pasha. And the South Hill, where fierce battles were fought, has been turned into the Skobelev park-museum. On the top of the hill overlooking the city, another museum has been created – a panorama of the Pleven epic. Today Plevna is a beautiful crowded city, the central streets of which are declared pedestrian zones.
In Plovdiv ancient fragments of the amphitheater of Philip II of Macedon, who conquered the city in 342, the basilica, thermae and the city forum, have survived to this day. Today the theater has been restored and hosts various performances. Tourists are interested in the oldest clock tower in Europe, the mosques of the times of Turkish rule “Imaret” and “Jumaya”. The medieval streets of Old Plovdiv attract many artists who love the cozy atmosphere of these places. More than 200 buildings of the Old Town have been declared historical monuments. Veliko Tarnovo, the ancient capital of the Bulgarian kingdom, is admired by everyone. The picturesque city, located on high hills, once rivaling the Byzantine Constantinople, and which became the center of the Bulgarian Renaissance, surprises tourists with its architecture and ancient monuments. The best creations of the outstanding self-taught master from Tarnovo, Kolya Finchev, adorn the city. Samples of brilliant architecture have been preserved – the Church of the Forty Holy Martyrs and the Holy Mother of God, the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul.
One of the most famous sights of Burgas is the marine park with monuments and sculptures, stretching for 7 kilometers. Of interest are the historical and natural science museums, as well as the ancient Burgshas baths, built next to the healing mineral springs back in Roman times.