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.

The Old Town of Plovdiv

The Old Town of Plovdiv Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The Old Town of Plovdiv is a unique city within the city of Plovdiv with its own rhythm and lifestyle. The architectural reserve features archaeological sites, museums, art galleries, old houses and p

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

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 ...


Kovachevitsa Kovachevitsa, Bulgaria

Kovachevitsa is an architectural reserve located in the southwest of Bulgaria, some 220 km from Sofia and 22 km from Gotse Delchev. There is no direct public transport to Kovachevitsa - you can travel

The Old Town of Kotel

The Old Town of Kotel Kotel, Bulgaria

The Old Town of Kotel is a picturesque architectural reserve situated on the outskirts of the mountain town of Kotel. Kotel is an emblematic place for the Bulgarians - it is a symbol of the Bulgarian

Ovech Fortress

Ovech Fortress Varna-Region, Bulgaria

Ovech is a stone fortress the remains of which still stand on a ship-shaped plateau east of Provadiya, some 53 km west of Varna and 410 km east of Sofia. The fortress can be reached both by car ...

The Old Town of Sozopol

The Old Town of Sozopol Sozopol, Bulgaria

The Old Town of Sozopol is an architectural reserve and the most popular tourist destination on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Sozopol is considered the oldest Bulgarian town on the seaside and remain

Tsarevets fortress

Tsarevets fortress Veliko-Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Tsarevets fortress is probably one of the most widely visited historical sites in Bulgaria. The hill on which it was built is the closest to the center of the modern city of Veliko Tarnovo.

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


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