Places to Visit in Bulgaria

When you travel to Bulgaria, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Bulgaria, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Bulgaria to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Bulgaria things to do can include exploring Bulgaria attractions and visiting the places of interest.

It is a massive structure located on the Tsarevets Hill in Veliko Târnovo. It is one of the most attractive monuments in Bulgaria which has been inhabited since time immemorial. This fortress has more than 400 houses, 18 churches and several monasteries, shops, gates and towers inside its complex. It is being said that the Byzantines built the first fortress in the 5th century. It was expanded and fortified in the coming centuries by several different rulers. There is a Tourist Information Centre which can help you in getting a guided tour in the English language.

Almost 85% of the population of this country basically comprises Bulgarians by descent. Rest is the Turks and Romanians. Almost 83% of the Bulgarian population is the member of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. It was founded in 870 AD, however, it was abolished under the Ottoman Rule. Subsequently it was later revived. In the due course of time some of the Bulgarians converted into other forms of religions. Now there is a minority community of each Protestant Bulgarians and Muslim Bulgarians.

There are some of the best restaurants in this region which offer local cuisine. Han Hadji Nikoli is considered as Veliko Târnovo's top restaurant by many critics. Similarly, Pelelanovska Konak is a famous tavern in Chepelare which has a hunting lodge-like appearance. It has both indoor as well as outdoor seating arrangements.

A cold soup known as Tarator is very popular which is made of yogurt, cucumber, herbs, and oil. Bulgarian Kababs is very popularly taken along with a rice dish. There is a Mediterranean touch into the Bulgarian cuisine as there is an occurrence of popular dishes like Pilaf, Chorbas, which are varieties of soups and sweet dishes like Baklava.

The Naylona is a popular bar in Plovdic which although has leaky roofs but that is what attracts its patrons. Most often rock and classical music are played which entertains its visitors.

The Ladies’ Market of Sofia is quite famous for its cheap clothes, utensils, car parts, accessories, and many other small little things which you can think of. Apart from this, there are also stalls selling fresh fruits and vegetable. It can get very crowded during the business hours so keep an eye on your belongings.

The Samovodska Charshiya Complex of Veliko Târnovo is a historic place which has housed several artisans like blacksmiths, potters, etc. who have been practicing their trade for past several decades.

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