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The birth date of Bulgaria is the year 681. There were only three states in Europe at that time: the Western
Roman Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantium) and Bulgaria.
Bulgaria is a country in Southeastern Europe in the Balkan Peninsula, extending over an area of 111,000 sq km, with a population about nine million, an attractive tourist country, with beautiful scenery, and a hospitable people. According to statistics Bulgaria is among the first in the world for the number of its archaeological monuments. Today’s land of the Bulgarians is one of the ancient springs of civilization in Europe.
Of the 300 cultural and natural sites in the UNESCO List of World Heritage, nine are in Bulgaria: the Kazanluk and Sveshtari tombs-unique monuments of Tracian art; the Madara Horseman – a monumental bas-relief hewn into the sheer rock, the only one of its kind in Europe; Boyana Church – marking the beginnings of portrait painting in European art ; majestic Rila Monastery and the ancient museum-town of Nessebur; the Ivanovovo Rock Monasteries – a natural museum of mediaeval Bulgarian painting; Pirin National Park and Sreburna Wildlife Reserve.

Bulgaria is a country with a very rich cultural treasury. Along with the historical monuments from the Antiquity, the middle Ages, Revival period and from more recent times preserved in our lands, there are numerous “live” cultural monuments as well. There are phenomenal Bulgarian folk singers and ensembles, which make Bulgaria popular all over the world.


Bulgarian food does not particularly differ from the traditional European cuisine. The basic food products of the traditional Bulgarian cuisine are beans, sour and fresh milk, cheese, tomatoes, paprika, potatoes, onions, apples, watermelons and grapes.
Bulgarians consume all kinds of meat from industrially bred animals and fowls, fresh-water and sea fish, more seldom (wild) game. Bread is invariantly present on Bulgarian dinner table.
Beer, locally brewed and imported is very popular, either tapped or bottled.
Bulgarian wines are famed for their exceptional quality; indeed, Bulgaria is one of the world’s major wine exporters.
Alcoholic concentrate traditional for Bulgaria is called rakiya. The price depending on the quality of the product, the manufacturing technology and the region of origin. Prime quality rakiya are used as a medicine in traditional medicine. Imported brand drinks are available everywhere.

Being a country of a traditionally developed tourism, Bulgaria offers a wide variety of opportunities for accommodation, at a wide range of rates, and various extra services in addition.
Recently across the country there have been a large number of private hotels in constructions, with excellent facilities offered to tourists.

Bulgarian currency is LEV (BGN).
1 EURO = 1,95 BGN

In the big citeis in most of the chain shops and gas stations you can use a variety of credit cards as a means of payment. However, in most of the places included in our trips, having cash at your disposal is a must. It is not recommended to use travellers' cheques.
1 litre high-class fuel A-98 unleaded - 1.00 EURO
1 litre regular fuel A-95 unleaded - 0,90 EURO
A coffee or a beer at an average coffee-shop costs 1 EURO.
A good lunch costs no much than 10 EURO.
Entrance fee for museums - 3-5 EURO.
No toll on the motorways.
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