The Biggest, Baddest Bucket List
The villages add another layer to our country’s cultural and historical magnificence.
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For one thing, our country packs an astonishing mixture of fun and excitement on a territory that, globally speaking, is comparable to a grain of sand. It can be labelled as a truly exotic destination lying at the very heart of the Old Continent where culture, history, architecture, nature and entertainment come together to create one perfect whole. And it is waiting for you to explore it.
Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is not only a modern, political and cultural centre but it is often regarded as the country’s main entrance. It is also one of the oldest cities in Europe – a place where the historical landmarks hide behind every corner and whose nightlife can turn even the most reluctant snob into an ardent partygoer. Actually, a similar thing can be said about all large urban centres and towns in Bulgaria.
The villages add another layer to the country’s cultural and historical magnificence. They preserve all the ancient national customs and traditions, including the folk songs and dances, the crafts and dresses, the amazing nestinar (fire dancing) and kuker rituals. Oh, and while you are there, don’t forget to taste the most incredible traditional Bulgarian dishes prepared with the best homegrown fruits and vegetables in the world.
The religious temples scattered all over the country are well worth visiting. Bulgaria’s churches and monasteries reveal a great deal about the way Orthodox Christianity has evolved over the centuries and indeed bring you closer to God. Besides, some of these are renowned as beacons of architectural splendor, like St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or the Rila Monastery, for example. The latter is also one of the many UNESCO-protected sites you will come across in Bulgaria.
But Bulgaria’s natural beauty is just as impressive…
The mountains deserve your attention, too. Naturally, they are excellent for skiing, snowboarding, trekking, climbing and all other mountain-related activities, but at the same time they also provide shelter for thousands of animal and plant species and offer the most breathtaking views in the country. So, the camera is a must-bring item, together with warm clothes and comfortable shoes.