18 Breathtakingly Beautiful Places You Won’t Believe Are In Bulgaria

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Baba Vida Fortress

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Vacha dam

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Burgas

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Veliko Tarnovo

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Vitosha Street – Sofia

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Seven Rila lakes

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Vasilashki lakes in Pirin Mountain

Pirin Mountain

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Black Sea

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Sinemorets Bay

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Devil’s Bridge

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Rhodope mountain

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Tsarevets at night

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Castle Of Ravadinovo

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Beautiful Bulgaria

The magic of visiting the Rhodope mountains

Winter is not the best time for travelling. You know, it’s freezing cold, it’s uncomfortable, it’s dull and grey. But one of the benefits to travel during this time of the year is to see things the other way. Last week my friends from ASTOM and I went on a weekend trip in the southern Rhodope mountains in Bulgaria. We stayed in Chepelare, close to Pamporovo – one of the biggest Bulgarian ski resorts. We travelled a lot, took photos, ate local food and had fun. Below are some of the best things about visiting this part of Bulgaria.

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Rhodope Mountain Towns and Villages

The majestic Rhodope Mountains are home to some wonderful towns and villages, which offer all of the rustic charm that the real Bulgaria has to offer. This is an area with welcoming friendly folk, tasty regional cuisine, panoramic scenery and a sunny climate – even when it snows! We take a look at some of the best areas to holiday or invest in Smolyan district.

Gela: Birthplace of Orpheus

This is the legendary birthplace of Orpheus, and one of the oldest settlements in the Rhodopes. Now there remain only a few dozen inhabitants of this beautiful remote village. If it is peace and tranquillity you are after, come to Gela. But if this is the case, avoid the first Sunday of August, when the lively Illinden Festival takes place – it’s a bagpipe competition and there’s liable to be lots of noise, but if you want to join in you can actually buy a set of traditional bagpipes, known as the gaida, or the larger kaba gaida, which are made from an airtight sheep hide. Има още