Settled along the Black Sea coastline where winding rivers are flowing amid Balkan Mountains, things to do in Bulgaria are most captivating. There is a very small traditional town of Melnik, which is famous for its wine on the other hand, there are unusual pyramids that change their shapes with the passage of time. Sunny Beach, cathedrals, beautiful trails for horse riding or mountain biking where breathtaking views will take you to the wonderland. Bulgarian food is also very fantastic and it is the second largest wine producing country. Salads, yogurt and fruit brandy are a must in Bulgarian cuisine. Here are some of the most attractive things to do in Bulgaria.
Sunny Beach, Nesebar
Slanchev Bryag is a semi-circular Black Sea coast at the foot of Balkan Range. This is the biggest resort famous for horse riding at the shore, watersports, luxury hotels and aqua parks. Apart from this, there are some unique species of plants are found along the coastline.
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia
This is the 20th century Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral, designed in the typical 19th century Russian church style, Neo Byzantine architecture. It is built in a large area of 3,170 m2 (34,100 sq ft) and hold nearly 10,000 people. That is why, it is considered to be the world’s largest Eastern Orthodox cathedral.
Near Danube River there is a complex of rocks and caves having strange shapes and varied in colours from red to yellow. Different legends are associated with these 200 m high rocks that are 3-5 km wide and 30 km in length.
Boyana Church, Sofia
This medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church is comprised of three different buildings that portray three significant eras through their magnificent paintings. Built in the 10th century, 13th century and 19th century respectively, this edifice is a perfect symbol of east European medieval art.
Having a population of 208 residents, it is the smallest town in Bulgaria that is located on the slopes of Pirin Mountains. This traditional town has 96 ancient buildings and is famous for its wine all around the world. In this enigmatic town, there are unique shaped sand pyramids like mushrooms, cones or needles, which are changing with the passage of time.
This is an elongated rock and narrow peninsula, which extends almost 2 km into the Black Sea. The powerful waves have carved the rocks into incredible caves. The remnants of a medieval fortress are also found there.
National Archaeological Museum, Sofia
This museum is housed in a 15th century large Ottoman Mosque. There are tombstones, statues, ceramics and other objects, which belong from the 5th to 3rd century BC, Bronze Age and the Middle Ages.
This is the highest peak among Alps and Caucasus mountains, which is 2473 m high and considered to be the 7th highest mountain in Europe. Famous hiking and ski resort that is rich in flora and fauna and also offers beautiful views of Rila Lakes.
Aladzha Monastery, Varna
This cave monastery complex is located in Zlatni Pyasatsi (Golden Sands) Nature Park. Carved in a limestone rock and perhaps dates back to the 10th century, this monastery has two levels and is 40 m high.
Explore the Balkan Mountains at the horseback or take a bicycle ride in this most enthralling valley. There are century-old Beech forests, ancient monasteries, and a stunning national park.