Location of Bulgaria

 

General information: Republic of Bulgaria

Capital: Sofia Official languages: Bulgarian Official alphabet: Cyrillic
Area: 110,994 km2 Population: 7 202 198 people Currency: Lev (BGN)

EUR 1 = 1.95583 BGN

Drives on the: right Calling code: +359 Seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn

 

Curious facts about Bulgaria

  • Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe that hasn’t changed its name since it was first established in 681.
  • Bulgarians shake their head the opposite way for yes and no. Make sure you answer with words not only gestures. 🙂
  • The first computer in the world was created by a Bulgarian. In the period 1937 – 1942 John Atanasoff, a scientist of Bulgarian descent, together with Clifford Berry, an American inventor working for the University of Iowa, designed and developed the first computer.
  • Bulgaria is the country with the highest number of natural mineral springs in Continental Europe – over 600.
  • Bulgarian yogurt is the best in the world. This is thanks to the unique Lactobacillus bulgaricus bacteria used for its production that can only be found on the territory of Bulgaria.
  • The Bulgarian folk song Izlel e Delio Haydutin has been flying around open space together with Bach’s and Mozart’s greatest works since 1977 when the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes left the Earth.
  • Official Tourism website of Bulgaria: www.bulgariatravel.org

 

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Bulgaria

Buzludzha

Buzludzha: see the abandoned communist office

Buzludzha is among the most famous abandoned buildings in the world.
5 / 5 reviews
per person
Bulgaria
1 day
History
cooking tour

Cooking tour: taste Bulgarian food

Cook with us traditional Bulgarian food and taste local drinks.
Bulgaria
1/2 day
Cooking
Koprivshtitsa

Koprivshtitsa: Bulgarian crafts and tradition

Cobblestone streets and beautiful houses, experience Koprivshtitsa.
Bulgaria
1 day
Culture
Rhodope Mountains

Rhodope Mountains: Kovachevitsa and Leshten

One day tour to the villages in the beautiful Rhodope Mountains.
Bulgaria
1 day
Culture
Plovdiv

Plovdiv, European capital of culture for 2019

Day trip from Sofia to the second biggest city in Bulgaria – Plovdiv.
Bulgaria
1 day
Culture
Prohodna cave

Prohodna cave, Saeva dupka & Glozhene monastery

Let's have a green day out of Sofia. See the natural phenomena.
Bulgaria
1 day
Culture, Nature
Rila lakes

Seven Rila lakes tour

Hiking tour in the Rila Mountains. Next dates: 4 and 18 August 2018.
Bulgaria
1 day
Hiking
Communism tour

Sofia Communism tour: let us travel back in time

See the communist architecture and experience the lifestyle with us.
5 / 3 reviews
per person
Bulgaria
1 day
History
Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery and Boyana church: UNESCO tour

Visit Rila monastery and Boyana church, two of the UNESCO sites in Bulgaria, in a day.
Bulgaria
1 day
Monastery
Wine tour

Wine tour: visit a local winery

On this day it is all about wine. Taste some of the best Bulgarian wines.  
Bulgaria
1 day
Wine
Balkan tour

Balkan tour: get to know the Balkans

Let’s visit together the only winery with vineyards along the steep southern slope of the Danube river. We will head to the town of Oryahovo in Bulgaria to see and get to know the history and the wines of Chateau Burgozone.
Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania
12 days
Culture
Belogradchik rocks

Belogradchik rocks and Vidin caves: natural phenomena

See the wonderful Belogradchik rocks and 3 unique caves in a 3 day tour.
5 / 1 review
per person
Bulgaria
3 days
Culture, Nature
Panagyurishte

Panagyurishte tour

Panagyurishte is a small historical town in Southern Bulgaria. It is famous with the Panagyurishte gold treasure and the historical museum-houses.
Bulgaria
1 day
History
Sofia wine tour

Sofia wine tour: walking tour in Sofia

Sofia wine tour is a walking tour in Sofia. Join our Sofia wine tasting tour and taste 5 Bulgarian wines in 3 different local wine places. Cheers! Nazdrave!
5 / 1 review
per person
Bulgaria
1/2 day
Wine tasting
Bollywood Dilwale

Bollywood tour: Sofia behind the scenes

Feel the Bollywood magic. Walk in the shoes of Shah Rukh Khan and experience the scenes of Dilwale movie, which touched your heart.
Bulgaria
1/2 day
Entertainment
Melnik

Melnik and Rupite: sand pyramids and Churchill's favorite wine

Lovely nature, splendid wine & cosmic energy
Bulgaria
1 day
Culture, Nature
Surva

SURVA festival, 25-27 January 2019

A fun day at the Surva masquerade festival
5 / 1 review
per person
Bulgaria
1 day
Culture, Entertainment
Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo: the old capital of Bulgaria

Tsarevets & Asen's monument. Visit to either Saeva dupka cave, Arbanassi village or Transfiguration monastery.
Bulgaria
1 day, 2 days
Culture, History