Exploring Off The Track Bulgaria – Part II



Bulgaria is enriched with legendary monuments and architectural structures which have bagged recognition in the list of world-renowned United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Let’s check out the traditional landmarks that directly gives it prestigious positions.

Kazanluk Tomb:

Perched in idyllic valley of roses, in the neighborhood town of Kazanluk, this is a legendary Thracian Tomb that dates back to the historic era of 4th century-early 3rd century B.C. The exquisite architecture value of the murals in the burial chamber and in the corridor area is unique manifests belonging to the Hellenic period. The artist’s expressions of rites of a burial feast and inner state of figures are just perfectly carved that leaves one gaped.

kazanlak thracian tomb

Ivanovo Rock Churches:

Located within the rock monastery compound of the sacred saint Archangel Michael, it is preserved partially. The Church of the Holy Virgin has beautifully conserved some magnificent murals which are considered as important achievements hailing back to the 14th century Bulgarian medieval art. These churches lie about 20 kms from the neighborhood city of Rouse, to the East of Ivanovo village, in the gravels of Rousenski Lom Nature Park.

Boyana Church:

Lying at a distant of 8 kms from the City of Sofia in the Boyana residential district, it snuggles in the foothills of Mount Vitosha. This church enshrines antique murals since 1259 which are believed to be great accomplishments of medieval European painting.

Boyana Church

Madara Horseman:

This tall structure stands on the Northern slope of the Provadiisko plateau at an altitude of 23 meters. It is a rock respite which is very well carved in the Madara rocks. This is considered as an antique masterpiece from the middle ages and it remains to be a unique accomplishment in the rich European history. While touring, one can have access to it as it is located nearby the village of Madara, around 16 kms from the city of Shoumen.

Rila Monastery:

This phenomenal architectural form was discovered in the 10th century and was revamped in the 13th-14th century. It was a legendary centre during the 15th century and attained a remarkable form in the 19th century. It is a spiritual structure for the inhabitants of Bulgaria which is situated in the Northwestern part of the Mountain Rila. It is looked upon as the most iconic and artistic structure sheltered by Bulgaria. It is located at a distance of 20 kms from the Rila Town and 120 kms away from the town of Sofia.

Nessebur, the old part of the town:

This is the most antique and incredible spot enriched with architectural, historical and archaeological treasures which possesses precious archaeological remnants dating back to varied centuries. It is located at the Black Sea Coast with ancient churches between 5th to 17th centuries and a real National Revival Period Houses.

Sveshtari Tomb:

Hailing to the first half of the 3rd century, it is an ancient Thracian tomb. Its central burial chamber preserves some extraordinary and profuse artistic decorations and beautiful caryatides. Situated nearby the village of Sveshtari and it is just 7 kms from the Northwest of the town of Isperih.

Tomb sveshtari

Sreburna Reserve:

Instituted for a noble cause i.e. is for preserving the rare species of animals and plants, it is an authentic biosphere reserve that lies cozily in the Danube valley. It is encircled by a calm Sreburna Lake and natural surroundings.

Pirin National Park:

Lying at the great heights of the Northern Mount Pirin, it is distinguished by an explicit relief and unparalleled plant and animal world. Located at the picturesque mountain, it integrates in itself the Bayuvi Doupki-Dzhindzhiritsa Biosphere Reserve and the Yulen Reserve.

Exploring Off The Track Bulgaria – Part I

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  1. Jim montek says:

    Nice to know that Bulgaria is such a beautiful country to visit,full of beautiful churches and monasteries

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