Situated in South Eastern Europe, Bulgaria is a new member of the EU (2007) its north borders lay just across the River Danube from Romania, while in the south and west lay Turkey, Greece, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The Black sea offers some of the largest golden beaches in Europe, while the Balkan Mountains are the place to be during the winter season, where snow is always plentiful at the ski resorts.

Bulgarian is the official language, although Turkish and Macedonian are also spoken and in Sophia, the capital as well as in other tourist sites where English, German, French and Russian are also spoken. The capital and other bigger cities have undergone a deep transformation since the end of the communist reign and have now become magnificent and vibrant cities with beautiful boulevards bordered by cafes and shops.

A lot of the tourism revolves around the beaches on the Black Sea or the mountains, which take up half of the country’s surface area, although there are many well preserved and authentic villages far from the cities, which offer true Bulgarian folklore and typical warm hospitality.

The country offers fine examples of different architectural styles including, Byzantine, Turkish, Greek and Roman churches and buildings. There are also museums of archeology or art collections and many monasteries scattered around the country. Plovdiv is Bulgaria’s second largest city and has preserved it’s past beauty, with narrow cobblestone streets, picturesque houses and the magnificent Roman Amphitheatre.

The climate varies according to the altitude. Summer is very warm, with breezes from the sea, while in the winter there is plenty of snowfall.

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    Bistritsa, Sofia

    Bistritsa or Bistrica is a large village in the Pancharevo municipality, located at 15 km to the south of the capital Sofia. As of 2006 it has 4,004 inhabitants.

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    Boyana Church

    The Boyana Church is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter. In 1979, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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    Bulgari Village

    The village of Bulgari is situated in Bourgas province, 41 km north-east from Malko Turnovo, and 17 km south from Tsarevo. The old name of the settlement is Urgari.

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    Madara Rider

    The Madara Rider or Madara Horseman is an early medieval large rock relief carved on the Madara Plateau east of Shumen in northeastern Bulgaria, near the village of Madara.

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    National museum of Boyana Church

    Territory of national museum of Boyana Church. Boyana Church of St. Nicholas and St. Pantaleimon is situated at the foot of Vitosha Mountain, in Boyana Housing Estate in Sofia.

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    Nesebar is an ancient town and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, located in Burgas Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Nesebar Municipality.

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    Old Town of Nesebar

    Nesebar is an ancient town and one of the major seaside resorts on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, located in Burgas Province. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous Nesebar Municipality. Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea", Nesebar is a rich city-museum defined by more than three millennia of ever-changing history.

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    Pirin National Park

    Pirin National Park is a World Heritage national park that encompasses the larger part of the Pirin Mountains in the southwest of Bulgaria. It has an area of about 400 km² (150 sq mi) and lies at an altitude from 1,008 to 2,914 m (3,307–9,560 ft).

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    Rila Monastery (Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila)

    The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is situated in the southwestern Rila Mountains.

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    Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

    The Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo are a group of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries hewn out of solid rock and completely different from other monastery complexes in Bulgaria, located near the village of Ivanovo, 20 km south of Rousse, on the high rocky banks of the Rusenski Lom, 32 m above the river.

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    Srebarna Nature Reserve

    The Srebarna Nature Reserve is a nature reserve in northeastern Bulgaria (Southern Dobruja), near the village of the same name, 18 km west of Silistra and 2 km south of the Danube. It comprises Lake Srebarna and its surroundings and is located on the Via Pontica, a bird migration route between Europe and Africa.

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    Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

    The tomb is part of a large Thracian necropolis. It comprises a narrow corridor and a round burial chamber, both decorated with murals representing a Thracian couple at a ritual funeral feast.

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    Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari

    The Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari is situated 2.5 km southwest of the village of Sveshtari, Razgrad Province, which is located 42 km northeast of Razgrad, in the northeast of Bulgaria.