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 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

Nicopolis ad Istrum

Nicopolis ad Istrum Veliko-Tarnovo-Region, Bulgaria

Nicopolis ad Istrum is an ancient Roman city the remains of which can be seen just off the main E85 Veliko Tarnovo to Ruse Road. The closest settlement is the village of Nikyup, 3.5 km from the site.

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 ...

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

St Sofia Church

St Sofia Church Sofia-City-Center, Bulgaria

The St Sofia (Sveta Sofia) Church is one of the oldest Christian temples in Bulgaria. At least 5 temples have stood here, annexed, transformed, destroyed, rebuilt and all wrapped up in mysticism. The

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...

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

Hisarya Reserve

Hisarya Reserve Hissar, Bulgaria

Hisarya Architectural Reserve is located on the territory of the town of Hisarya, a popular spa resort in the south of Bulgaria, only 44 km from Plovdiv and less than 2 hours drive from Sofia. The res

St George Rotunda Church

St George Rotunda Church Sofia, Bulgaria

St George Rotunda Church is the oldest architectural monument in Sofia and undoubtedly one of the most interesting. Some studies refer to it as the living illustration of the history of the Bulgarian

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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