Best Spiritual Places in Sofia Region
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Bulgaria team
In the post-socialism years many Bulgarians rediscovered religion. There has been a raise in the number of Protestants alongside the official Eastern Orthodox Christians and Muslims.
The traditional Jewish, Armenian Orthodox and Catholic communities have too experienced a revival. In general Bulgarians are tolerant religion-wise. You may witness smooth cocktails of pagan beliefs and modern spiritual teachings mixed with traditional religion and agnostic pragmatism. Although there is rarely a unified agreement on the religious matters, Bulgarians value and look after the numerous spiritual and holy places and temples scattered all over the country. Some of these are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and in the Top Ten section, others we have tried to list briefly here but there is definitely more to see should you decide to explore this country.