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
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.
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.
FOOD AND DRINK
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.
currency is LEV (BGN).
1 EURO = 1,95
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
1 litre high-class fuel
A-98 unleaded - 1.00 EURO
1 litre regular fuel A-95 unleaded -
A coffee or a beer at an average coffee-shop costs 1
A good lunch costs no much than 10 EURO.
for museums - 3-5 EURO.
No toll on the