Bulgaria Historical Landmarks

Bulgaria is a land with rich history and traditions. There are many historical landmarks scattered all over the country and dating back to ancient times, the Middle Ages, the recent past socialist period and up to nowadays modern times.

Neolithic dwellings, Thracian tombs and Roman baths, medieval fortresses, memorials and socialist monuments... there is a lot to see and learn about if you are interested in history. Just review our list and pick.

Koprivshtitsa

Koprivshtitsa Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria

Koprivshtitsa is a beautiful mountain town situated in the heart of Sredna Gora mountain. It is an architectural and historical reserve conveniently located between Sofia (110 km) and Plovdiv (90 km).

Madara Horseman

Madara Horseman Varna-Region, Bulgaria

The Madara Horseman or Madara Rider (Madarski Konnik in Bulgarian) is an impressive relief carved in a massive rock some 23 meters above the ground. It is the only one of its kind in Europe and ...

Preobrazhenski Monastery

Preobrazhenski Monastery Veliko-Tarnovo-Region, Bulgaria

Preobrazhenski Monastery or the Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration of God is an active male monastery close to Veliko Tarnovo. The distance from Tsarevets is about 10 km and less than 6 from the ou

Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo Ruse-Region, Bulgaria

The Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo (Ivanovskite Skalni Tsarkvi) is a medieval monastic complex cut in the mountain rocks 20 km south of Ruse near the village of Ivanovo. About 20 churches, chapels and

Tsari Mali Grad

Tsari Mali Grad Sofia-Region, Bulgaria

Tsari Mali Grad is a cultural and historical complex located in Belchin village, near Samokov. It is built on top of a hill, known as Sveti Spas (St Spas) mount, which carries the ancient history, myt

Baba Vida Fortress

Baba Vida Fortress Sofia-Region, Bulgaria

Baba Vida fortress is probably the best preserved and reconstructed medieval castle in Bulgaria. It is located on the Danube river in Vidin, a beautiful town in the northwest of the country, 200 km...

Zheravna village

Zheravna village Zheravna, Bulgaria

Zheravna is a beautiful mountain village and architectural reserve, located some 20 minutes drive off the highway to the sea (Burgas). There are more than 200 old houses (preserved and restored) datin

Boyana Church

Boyana Church Sofia, Bulgaria

Located on the outskirts of the capital city lies Boyana Church, an old Medieval Orthodox Church, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and a living testimony of the Bulgarian contribution to Eur

The Holy City of Perperikon

The Holy City of Perperikon Plovdiv-Region, Bulgaria

Perperikon (also known as the Holy City) is a special site in the Eastern Rhodope mountains which for thousands of years has been used by people as a place to worship their god(s). Regardless of ...

Arbanasi Reserve

Arbanasi Reserve Veliko-Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Arbanasi is a historical village and an architectural reserve, situated 5 km from Veliko Tarnovo. Unique medieval house and church architecture attracts numerous visitors every day throughout...

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