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10 Reasons To Visit Bulgaria In 2018

4 January 2018

Bulgaria is not on the bucket list of most travellers and many would find it
difficult to place the country on a map. This is a shame because Bulgaria is an
amazing, underrated travel destination, one that is blessed with stunning
natural beauty and an abundance of fascinating places to visit. Listed below are
ten of the most compelling reasons to travel to Bulgaria this year.

Sofia. Many visitors start their exploration of Bulgaria in the country’s
capital. Sofia has a very Eastern European ambience but everywhere there are
signs of that it is quickly adapting to the modern era. Most of the main
attractions are in the centre, where the Roman ruins of Serdika can be seen in
the metro stations. It is hard to miss the gold-domed Alexander Nevsky
Cathedral, built to honour Russia’s assistance to Bulgaria in its war of
independence from the Ottomans in the 1870s.

Rila Monastery. The most popular tourist site in the entire country is
located about an hour and half’s drive south from Sofia. In a serene mountain
setting, the monastery is named for Ivan Rilski, Bulgaria’s patron saint who
lived in a cave at the site. The main church is framed by black and
white-striped pillars and its external walls are covered with Biblical-themed
frescoes. The church’s interior is dark but welcoming for the many pilgrims who
flock there to light candles.


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