9 Travel sights in Bulgaria off the beaten track:
Today nvision travel celebrates its 9th birthday and we would like to share with you 9 travel sights in Bulgaria off the beaten track. During the years we are trying to offer special interest tours and this brought us to new hidden destinations. There is so much more to explore in Bulgaria and on the Balkans, we hope you will join the ride with us and we will continue travelling as it should be together.
1) The church in Uzundzhovo village
The church Assumption of Virgin Mary is the largest rural Orthodox church in Bulgaria. It is one of the rare examples of an Orthodox temple turned into a Muslim mosque and then back to Orthodox church. It dates from 15 c and is an active church today.
2) Pchelina dam
The dam was built in 1970s during the communism time on the place of Pchelintsi village. Local people were made to leave the village and go live elsewhere. On the bank of the dam there is a small chapel St John. And the view from there is breathtaking.
3) Venetsa cave and Belogradchik rocks
Two natural phenomena situated in Northwestern Bulgaria. Venetsa cave is a beautiful cave with 5 halls located in underground corridors with a total length of 200 m. The formations are colorful due to the oxygen absence, the water turns into crystals and the various colors come from the different composition of the clay and the rocks. Only 13 km away from the cave you reach the Belogradchik rocks, a rock phenomenon with astonishing forms dating from 230 millions years ago.
4) Shumen – 1300 years Bulgaria monument
The creators of the Bulgarian state, also known as 1300 years Bulgaria, is an architectural complex dedicated to the anniversary of 1300 years since Bulgaria was founded in 681. The monument shows the Bulgarian kings from 7 until 10 c. Among them is the founder of Bulgaria, khan Asparuh, on horse who stabbed his sword in the ground and took the decision that Bulgaria will be here, on this territory under this sky.
5) The red church in Perushtitsa
Ruins of Virgin Mary Christian temple, built during the Roman period near the town of Perushtitsa. Today it is not an active church but a national monument and one of the hidden travel sights in Bulgaria.
6) Eastern Rhodopes – Ivaylovgrad area
Explore the Eastern Rhodopes. Visit Odrintsi, Mandritsa, Lambuh, Dolno and Gorno Lukovo villages in Ivaylovgrad area and meet the locals. Taste the Albanian cuisine in Mandritsa village, visit the old church in Dolno Lukovo and drive through the street of Odrintsi, where time has stopped. Our advice is to stay in Lambuh village.
7) The Devil’s bridge
It was built in the beginning of 16 c on Arda river on the place of a Roman bridge connecting Aegean sea and Thracia. The bridge is part of the décor of the Bulgarian movie “Time of violence“.
8) The Stob pyramids
In 1964 the Stob pyramids were announced for a natural sight. These rock pyramids in Stob village in the Rila Mountains are with diverse shape and reach 12m height. There are many legends about their formation and we will be happy to share them with you during our one day trip from Sofia.
9) Virgin Mary statue in Haskovo
The 14m tall statue is a patron of the town of Haskovo. In 2004 it was included in Guinness book as the tallest statue of Virgin Mary with Jesus. At the foot of it there is a small chapel.
All these 9 travel sights are worth including in your travel bucket list. We will be happy to visit them together and explore Bulgaria off the beaten track.
We would like to thank once again to all our clients, guests, friends, partners with whom we have worked during these 9 years. Thank you for your support and inspiration. Special thanks to those of you who are coming back and traveling with us on the Balkans. This support gives us energy to continue working and come up with new ideas, adventures and destinations, which you can experience with us. If you don’t want to miss the party for our 10 years anniversary next year, please follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our events there. More details are coming soon. You are always welcome to keep in touch with us via email too: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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Beni & Tsveti