Why the European Capital of Culture Plovdiv should be in your plans for 2019?

Plovdiv has always been a must, when travelling to Bulgaria, but in 2019 the city as also European Capital of Culture. Well-preserved ruins –  Ancient Amphitheatre, which is still used for operas and concerts, historical monuments from the Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires adorn the face of the city, preserved Renaissance houses and a charming […]

1st of March – Baba Marta Day

On the 1st of March Bulgarians celebrate one of their most beloved traditional holidays – Baba Marta (Grandma Marta Day), which is believed to mark the beginning of spring. There is a great amount of folklore about this day and the character of Granny Marta herself. Baba Marta is believed to be a feisty lady who […]

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Bulgaria is the country of Yoghurt

You can find yoghurt everywhere in Bulgaria. It is lined up in the supermarket refrigerators,  dolloped on falafel wraps, slathered on moussaka (traditional Bulgarian dish with minced meat). It is the basis of traditional Bulgarian dishes such as tarator, a cold soup made of yoghurt, water, cucumber, walnuts and herbs; and snezhanka, a salad consisting of yoghurt, cucumbers, garlic […]

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Panagyurishte Thracian Golden Treasure

The golden treasure from Panagyurishte was found in 1949 two kilometers to the south of the town of Panagyurishte. It is dated back to the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 3rd century BC. The treasure consists of a beautiful set with rich decorations and ornaments. Its total weight is 6.164 kg […]

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From Rila Monastery to Perperikon: 10 Reasons To Visit Bulgaria

There are many reasons to travel to Bulgaria – stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites, delicious cuisine, breath-taking nature, pleasant temperatures and living traditions. Now is your chance to get to them before everyone else. Below is a list of reasons to visit Bulgaria, according to us – the Bulgarians: 1. The Murals of Rila and Bachkovo Monasteries […]