What to see in Bulgaria in one week

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What to see in Bulgaria in one week

Bulgaria is a country located on the Balkan Peninsula unknown to most. Gradually it is emerging as a tourist power. A perfect combination between nature, culture and ancient traditions. An exotic and very economical destination within the European Union. Today we have a look to this destination thanks to our friends of Bulgaria Turismo (site in Spanish).


Enjoying a week in Bulgaria is surprisingly cheap for Western Europeans. Sightseeing, gastronomy or transport have very competitive prices for wages in the euro zone.


The currency of Bulgaria is the Bulgarian Lev. It is very easy to convert to euros: 1 Lev is approximately 0.60€. You can dine at a traditional restaurant in the capital, Sofia, for just 12 levas, about 7 euros.


Saint Sophia Church in Sophia, Bulgaria
Saint Sophia Church in Sophia, Bulgaria



The capital of Bulgaria is one of the essential destinations in the country and the city that receives the largest number of visitors. They emphasize its orthodox temples of Byzantine inspiration, its monuments of Soviet cut and the influence of the Ottoman Empire.

In the following link you’ll see a guide to visit Sofia in 3 days.


Ascension Cathedral at Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Ascension Cathedral at Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria


Veliko Tarnovo

A city of Thracian origin founded in 3,000 B.C. It was the capital of the Bulgarian Empire between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries. Veliko Tarnovo is the most visited city in the northern part of Bulgaria and is located 250 kilometers from Sofia.


Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis at Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis at Plovdiv, Bulgaria



Although it usually depends on the source we consult, Plovdiv is often considered the oldest city in Europe.

Its first settlement dates from the Neolithic, around 6000 B.C. It was conquered by the Roman Empire, becoming the capital of the ancient Roman province of Thrace. Highlight the Roman Theater and the Trimontium Stadium.


Monastery of Rila, Bulgaria
Monastery of Rila, Bulgaria


Rila Monastery

The monasteries of Bulgaria are one of the cultural references of the country, greatly influenced throughout its history by the Orthodox Church of Eastern Europe.

The Rila Monastery stands out, located about 100 kilometers south of Sofia, nestled in the Rila National Park, a huge natural environment beauty. It also offers the possibility of accommodation.


Beaches in Varna in the Black Sea
Beaches in Varna in the Black Sea



Varna is known as the summer capital of Bulgaria. It is the third city in the country in number of inhabitants and is a real gem on the Black Sea coast.

Highlight its holiday resorts, its monuments of the Soviet era, its beaches with crystal clear waters and its orthodox temples. The Black Sea coast is gradually gaining ground to other beach destinations such as the Balearic Islands.


Ancient City of Nessebar
Ancient City of Nessebar



Another city on the shores of the Black Sea, with a historic center that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. He was under Roman influence from 71 BC, to later become a center of commerce for the Byzantine Empire. In the link we leave you information about what to see in Nessebar.


Belogradchik Fortress in Bulgaria


Belogradchick Fortress

Belogradchik was the European Destination of Excellence in 2008. The northern area of ​​the Balkans is an area of ​​incalculable tourist value. In the vicinity of Belogradchik we find caves like Magura or Venetsa, which receive thousands of tourists a year.


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