Holy Places of Bulgaria
Religion has always played a major role in the life of Bulgarians. Ever since 865 AD when Khan Boris I, a medieval Bulgarian ruler, decided to abandon paganism and adopt Christianity, religion has been the driving force which has been keeping Bulgarians going through all the joys and hardships of history. Orthodox Christianity is the traditional religion in Bulgaria, but due to the country’s geographical location and eventful past some other major religions are well represented on its territory, too. The most prominent ones are Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism and Judaism. Their temples are scattered all across the country and thanks to their cultural importance and the fact that they serve as mediators between man and God today they are regarded as some of the most visited places of interest in the country.