Saturday, May 8, 2010

My "Must Visit" list - The Seven Rila lakes

I have visited the Rila Monastery once when I was a child but since then I still can't find the time to visit it again. And this is not the only place I would love to visit. I haven't been to the Seven Rila lakes as well even if this is one of my top ten destinations to visit in Bulgaria.

My home town - Vratsa

                  Here are some nice places that you can visit if you happen to be around :)

                                                  Ethnographic complex “Sofronii Vrachanski“

                                                                The Clock Towers

                                                                  "Hristo Botev" Square

                                         The Kurtpashova Tower and the Historical Museum,
                                         where you can see the treasure of Rogozen

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Belogradchik Fortress

     Belogradchik Fortress, known also as Kaleto is one of the best preserved fortress in Bulgaria. It's located in the northwestern Bulgaria, near to Belogradchik and together with the Belogradchik Rocks is the city's primary tourist attraction. 

     The first fortress has been build during the Roman Empire. The rock formation was used as natural protection. It has been extended during the 14th century and it become one of the most important strongholds in the region.

     The Belogradchik Rocks are part of the Balkan Mountains. They have red and yellow colors and they have very interesting shapes. The rock formation is made from sandstone and conglomerates. Because of the shapes the rocks are often named after people and objects like Adam and Eve, the goddess Bendida and the Rebel Velko.

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