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Bulgaria Historical Landmarks

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The Old Town of Kotel

The Old Town of Kotel

The Old Town of Kotel is a picturesque architectural reserve situated on the outskirts of the mountain town of Kotel. Kotel is an emblematic place for the Bulgarians - it is a symbol of the Bulgarian ...more »

  • Location: Kotel
  • Type: Historical Landmarks
Tsarevets fortress

Tsarevets fortress

Tsarevets fortress is probably one of the most widely visited historical sites in Bulgaria. The hill on which it was built is the closest to the center of the modern city of Veliko Tarnovo. ...more »

  • Location: Veliko Tarnovo
  • Type: Historical Landmarks
The Kazanlak Tomb

The Kazanlak Tomb

The Kazanlak tomb is located on the outskirts of Kazanlak, the capital of the Rose Valley of Bulgaria. Kazanlak is on the 'Podbalkanskata' line from Sofia to Burgas therefore can be easily... ...more »

  • Location: Kazanluk
  • Type: Historical Landmarks
  • Tel: + 359 431 6 47 50
Madara Horseman

Madara Horseman

The Madara Horseman or Madara Rider (Madarski Konnik in Bulgarian) is an impressive relief carved in a massive rock some 23 meters above the ground. It is the only one of its kind in Europe and ... ...more »

  • Location: Varna Region
  • Type: Historical Landmarks
  • Tel: + 359 5313 2095
Baba Vida Fortress

Baba Vida Fortress

Baba Vida fortress is probably the best preserved and reconstructed medieval castle in Bulgaria. It is located on the Danube river in Vidin, a beautiful town in the northwest of the country, 200 km... ...more »

  • Location: Sofia Region
  • Type: Historical Landmarks
  • Tel: + 359 94 601705
The Holy City of Perperikon

The Holy City of Perperikon

Perperikon (also known as the Holy City) is a special site in the Eastern Rhodope mountains which for thousands of years has been used by people as a place to worship their god(s). Regardless of ... ...more »

  • Location: Plovdiv Region
  • Type: Historical Landmarks
  • Tel: + 359 361 63580
Ovech Fortress

Ovech Fortress

Ovech is a stone fortress the remains of which still stand on a ship-shaped plateau east of Provadiya, some 53 km west of Varna and 410 km east of Sofia. The fortress can be reached both by car ... ...more »

  • Location: Varna Region
  • Type: Historical Landmarks
  • Tel: + 359 51 842 033
The Old Town of Sozopol

The Old Town of Sozopol

The Old Town of Sozopol is an architectural reserve and the most popular tourist destination on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Sozopol is considered the oldest Bulgarian town on the seaside and remain ...more »

  • Location: Sozopol
  • Type: Historical Landmarks
Buzludzha Monument

Buzludzha Monument

Buzludzha monument has been rated as one of the world's most beautiful abandoned buildings. The flying saucer-shaped grand monument of the Communist Party bears boldly the Panta Rhei spirit and ... ...more »

  • Location: Stara Zagora Region
  • Type: Historical Landmarks
The Old Town of Plovdiv

The Old Town of Plovdiv

The Old Town of Plovdiv is a unique city within the city of Plovdiv with its own rhythm and lifestyle. The architectural reserve features archaeological sites, museums, art galleries, old houses and p ...more »

  • Location: Plovdiv
  • Type: Historical Landmarks

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Bulgaria is a land with rich history and traditions. There are many historical landmarks scattered all over the country and dating back to ancient times, the Middle Ages, the recent past socialist period and up to nowadays modern times.



Neolithic dwellings, Thracian tombs and Roman baths, medieval fortresses, memorials and socialist monuments... there is a lot to see and learn about if you are interested in history. Just review our list and pick.

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