Here is our collection of the must go and must see sights in Bulgaria.
Bulgaria is unique country in the Southeastern part of Europe. Its unequalled nature has always attracted many tourists from all over the world. The long history of the country has left remarkable cultural heritage to be shared with you.
Unity Makes Strenght
The official language is Bulgarian. In the main cities English is widely spoken. Russian is also spoken by the majority of the population.
Bulgaria is the mother country of cyrillic alphabet.
The First Bulgarian Empire was founded by kan Asparuh in 681A.D. (632/681-1018). At that time Bulgaria played a key role in the spread of Christianity, literature and culture among the peoples of Eastern Europe. The borders of the Second Bulgarian Empire (1185 - 1396/1422) reach three seas as a result of far-sighted government of the Bulgarian tzars. In 1396 Bulgaria was conquered by the Ottoman Empire and remained part of it for five centuries. The Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878 led to the creation of the Third Bulgarian State. On 22 September 1908 Bulgaria won its independence from the Ottoman Empire. After the Second World War the country became part of the Eastern bloc and its Communist regime was established. In 1990 democracy was restored in the form of a parliamentary republic and today the country is a member of the European Union and NATO.
The citizens of Bulgaria are called Bulgarians. The last census revealed more than 7.5 million Bulgarian residents. In the cities People live in apartments with an average usable area of 65 square meters. Usually families have one or two children. Very rarely children go up to three in a family. The standard of living is low compared to other European Union countries.
Three major ethnic groups live in Bulgaria: 85% Bulgarians, 9% Turkish, 5% Roma.
Smoking is very popular in Bulgaria. According to an official research from 2009 the number of active smokers reaches 1.9 million of which 52% are men and 48% women.
Climate in Bulgaria is continental to the north and subtropical (Mediterranean) to the south. We have four distinct seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Winter is from 23 Dec till 22 March
Spring is from 23 March till 22 June
Summer is from 23 June till 22 September
Autumn is from 23 September till 22 Dec
The average temperature is 24C. However it may go up to 40C in the Summer and down to -20C in the Winter.
Using a taxi in Bulgaria may be very expensive for a foreigner. Some times people get charged double or triple the normal prices if they do not know where exactly they go or if they do not know the language.
We would advise you to always consult the prices on the front window before getting into a taxi or agree the price of the ride in advance. It is a legal requirement to publish the taxi rates. If the driver has not put any prices on his window then he is a swindler.
The normal taxi day rate is EUR 0.4 per km
The normal taxi night rate is EUR 0.5 per km.
|The flag of Bulgaria|
Today the flag of Bulgaria is a tricolor: white, green, and red from top to the bottom, placed horizontally. It is considered a symbol of national identity and independence.
|One Day Tour in Sofia|
This one day sightseeing Sofia tour is aimed to help people visit and enjoy the most popular sights of the Bulgarian capital.
Here is a nice overview if all Bulgaria golf courses. You may also find useful information on how to locate the courses and play unforgettable games.
You will never be bored with Bulgaria weather. It is so diverse due to the contrasting continental and Mediterranean climatic zones the country lies between