Eggs, rabbits, church - it's that time of the year again. Except maybe without the rabbit.
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If you have a spare day, the weather is nice and you feel like taking a quick dip into Bulgaria's history, while also making it back to Sofia in time for dinner, you may consider spending a day in Lovech and Troyan. The two towns are about 160 kilometres
The concept of harmony between man and nature was the foundation, on which the palace at the coastal town of Balchik was built, while the Baha'i cult to beauty breathed life into it. Turning into reality the dreams of an eccentric Romanian queen - Marie o
Legend has that it was founded by a woman with a name of a gift sent from heaven above. Yet it was not Bozhana, but a colourful and witty citizen, who made his way to Bulgaria's folklore and became one of its best known and most loved characters.
Events that took place on this hill almost 130 years ago have inspired many a poems, the best and most moving one being Ivan Vazov's classic "Epic of the Forgotten". Today, it is still one of the main symbols of Bulgaria's fight for liberation and hundred
Bulgaria's history is a rich one, speckled with fierce battles and great leaders and throughout the country there are places that have kept the spirit of those times. A preferred destination for retirees from the UK, Veliko Tarnovo is one such place - a p
When Bulgaria was preparing to pop the champagne in the very last seconds of its existence as a non-EU country, many chose to celebrate in an unusual way, going to the Danube Bridge and being the first to cross a now obsolete border. Now, a month and a ha
Bulgaria's National Theater Ivan Vazov with its 100 years of history is one of Sofia's emblematic cultural monuments. The City Garden in front of the theatre's renovated building has been a favourite place for walks and social meetings of Bulgaria's court
Winter was late in coming to Bulgaria, but that didn't stop the blues from spreading, as the deceiving sunshine only deepens depressions, psychologists believe. That is why one should take up any chance to vent out the winter frustrations, and what better
Reform-weary, riddled with crime and corruption and wholly unready for EU membership - it seems the European Commission will have to keep the pressure up on Bulgaria after accession. Nevertheless, private enterprise has been successful, with far faster gr
By Ivelina Puhaleva The mostly frequented mountain of the two-million-large Bulgarian capital Sofia is attractive during any season with two wildlife reserves, three climatic zones, highest peak Cherni Vruh, varied flora and fauna, curative mineral sprin
Some have been waiting for this moment for as long as last March - the moment when the slopes are again covered in snow and they can grab their skis or snowboard and head downhill fast. Over the past few years Bulgaria has become the dream destination for
Located at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain in the Sofia suburb of Boyana, the church's unique murals will come back to display next Monday. Even nowadays experts and historians, more than seven centuries later, still stay stun with their beauty, expressi
The thousand-century history and rich cultural traditions of Bulgaria have offered vast creative ground to the promoters and developers of a unique project. The mobile exhibition "Bulgaria in Miniatures" presents three-dimensional reproductions of Bulgari
Mention the village of Smilyan to a Bulgarian, and he will be quick to tell you the story of the gigantic kidney beans grown here. But it is as the only producer of yellow cheese in the country that the village is gaining popularity now.
The woman adroitly pushes the shuttle though the loom and a beautiful flower blooms before the eyes of the curious visitors. Even if you have already been acquainted with the traditional Bulgarian motley carpets, pots and icons they all seem to take on ad
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