Types of Tourism in Bulgaria
Bulgaria has a rich cultural and historical heritage. Of the three hundred cultural monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, nine are located in Bulgaria.
In the east, Bulgaria is washed by the waters of the Black Sea. The most popular resorts in the country: Kranevo, Albena, Golden Sands, Sunny Day and Sunny Beach. They are located away from major cities, which guarantees a relaxing holiday. At the same time, there are interesting tourist sites near these resorts.
Despite the fact that Bulgaria not popular for winter sports, in the mountains there are all conditions for skiing. There are places where snow lies all winter, and such a dense one that you rarely see in Central Europe. The most popular ski resorts are Borovets, Bansko, Pamporovo and Vitosha (near Sofia). Check top-medical-schools.org for travel information in Bulgaria.
Srebarna Biosphere Reserve is located 16 km west of Silistra. The territory of the reserve covers Lake Srebarna and part of the slopes that enclose the banks of the Danube. The total area of protected lands is 600 ha. The outskirts of the lake are reed and reed thickets, in which there are about 150 species of marsh birds (the only colony in Bulgaria of curly-headed pelicans, black water hens, water swallows, white herons, brilliant ibises, wild geese, wild ducks, etc.). Also, 6 species of fish, turtles, snakes live here. As a natural heritage of world importance, the Srebarna Nature Reserve is under the protection of UNESCO.
10 km east of Svishtov is the Danube island Vardim, the third largest Bulgarian island. It was declared a nature reserve due to the presence of colonies of cormorants, herons, etc. The famous Vardim oak also grows here.
20 km north of Shabla is the Durankulash Swamp, known as a reserve for a variety of wading birds, some of which are recorded in the Red Book of Species in Bulgaria. There is a campsite on a large island in a swamp.
REST ON THE LAKES
In Burgas, due to the low position of the shore, three largest lagoon lakes were formed: Atanasovskoe, Burgasskoe and Madrenskoe. The shores of Atanasovsky and Madrenskoe lakes are a favorite nesting place for migratory birds. Burgas Lakeis visited by pelicans, ibises and herons.
Lake Pancharevo is located 12 km from Sofia near the village of Pancharevo of the same name. It is 5 km long and about 1 km wide. On the lake you can swim, sunbathe, go fishing, rowing, surfing.
The Iskar Reservoir is the second large body of water, which is located 25 km from the capital. Nearby is the tourist complex Shtyrkelovo nest.
South of the city of Montana is the Montana Reservoir. Many dachas and bases for recreation and establishments have been built here. Buses run to the reservoir.
You can also relax on the Atanasovsky and Shabla lakes, located 3 km from the city of Shabla.
THERAPEUTIC AND HEALTH HOLIDAYS
Bulgarian resorts are very popular for treatment and recovery. Natural factors: maritime climate, solar ultraviolet, sea water rich in salts and trace elements, therapeutic mud, various types of medicinal plants and mineral springs – successfully treat cardiovascular diseases and diseases of the nervous and musculoskeletal system, arthritis, arthrosis, stress, neuroses, chronic pharyngitis and bronchitis. The largest medical centers are located in Chirpan, Sandanski, Kyustendil, in the resorts of Golden Sands and Sunny Day.
MEDIEVAL FORTRESS BABA VIDA
The fortress stands on the banks of the Danube River, in the town of Vidin in northwestern Bulgaria. The fortress was built on the site of the former Roman fortress of Bononia, which stood on the border of the Roman Empire from the 1st to the 7th centuries. Baba Vida was built in the 10th century and is the only medieval fortress that has remained intact to this day. The castle is protected by internal and external walls and is surrounded by a moat filled with water from the Danube. Today, the castle hosts numerous theatrical performances in the summer, and it is also often used for filming historical films. The castle has a museum of the history of the region.