10 Surreal Places In Bulgaria You Need To See To Believe
Bulgaria is truly a heaven like place on Earth. By concerning both the quality of living and beauty of places. In fact, Some places in Bulgaria are too beautiful to be real. Check out the list of 10 most surreal places in Bulgaria you need to see to believe.
10. village of Gela
The village of Gela, the birthplace of Orpheus, the mythical singer of Gods, lies at the bottom of three Rhodope peaks, Galijala, Orpheus and Turlata.
ela is a mythical village, full of legends and sights to be seen and also a place for people who want to refresh themselves from everyday stress and enjoy as Orpheus did many years ago.
9. Pobiti Kamani – planted stones
Pobiti Kamani ( planted stones), also known as The Stone Desert, is a desert-like rock phenomenon located on the north west Varna Province border in Bulgaria. It is considered the only desert in Bulgaria and one of few found in Europe. The desert consists of sand dunes and several groups of natural rock formations on a total area of 13 km². The formations are mainly stone columns between 5 and 7 meters high and from 0.3 to 3 meters thick. The columns do not have solid foundations, but are instead hollow and filled with sand, and look as if they were stuck into the surrounding sand, which gives the phenomenon its name.
8. The Seven Rila Lakes
The Seven Rila Lakes, located in the Dangskiya region of the northwestern Rila Mountains, are glacial lakes. They are scattered at the foot of a massive cirque that includes the peaks Suhi Chal (Dry Peak), Otovishki, and Haramiya. The lakes have been named for their shapes and qualities.
7.Prohodna Eyes of God Cave
Prohodna – one of the most famous and the most easily accessible caves in Bulgaria, located 2 km from the village called Karlukovo and 112 km from Sofia. The cave is a natural rock bridge with length of 262m and it has two entrances – big and small. At the entrance of small height is of about 35m and the trail starts passing through the cave to the big entrance, where you can see the highest in Bulgaria cave vault, reaching 45 m. Natural lighting provides huge inputs in the entrance and through holes in the rock arch called “Window”. It is these “windows” that make the cave one of a kind and a great turist attraction.
6. Belogradchik Rocks
The massive Belogradchik sandstone and limestone rock formations cover an area of around 90 sq km and tower over the town. The rocks, standing up to 200m high, were sculpted over millions of years by natural compression. Several hiking trails of varying difficulty lace through the rocks. The tourist information centre has a map of the routes.
Sinemorets is a small seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located close to the border with Turkey, where the river Veleka flows into the sea.
4. Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari is a Getic tomb and another amazing UNESCO Site in Bulgaria which history dates back to the 3rd century BC.It has been discovered relatively recently, back in 1982 in a mound, in the northern part of the country.
3. Raysko Praskalo
There are many amazing waterfalls in Bulgaria, however the highest one is that of Raysko Praskalo. It is protected by Central Balkan National Park which is situated in the middle of Bulgaria.
You can get here from the town of Kalofer following a hiking trail which takes about 4 to 5 hours.
Plovdiv’s magnificent 2nd-century AD amphitheatre, built during the reign of Emperor Trajan, was uncovered during a freak landslide in 1972. It once held about 6000 spectators. Now largely restored, it’s one of Bulgaria’s most magical venues, once again hosting large-scale special events and concerts. Visitors can admire the amphitheatre for free from several look-outs along ul Hemus, or pay admission for a scarper around.
1. Rila Monastery
The Rila Monastery is located in 1147 meters altitude in the middle of the fragrant coniferous forests of Rila Mountain.
The monastery is a complex of cultural, dwelling and farming buildings which take about 8800 square meters. The Rila Monastery has an unique architecture. Outside, the monastery looks like a fortress. It has 24-meter stone walls which forms irregular pentagon. That’s why when some tourist enters the monastery’s yard from some of the two iron gates he is surprised by its architecture: arches and colonnades, covered wooden stairs and carved verandas and the 300-400 monastic cells.
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