UNESCO sites in Bulgaria

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  • Ahmed Bay Mosque, Kustendil, Bulgaria
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Bulgaria
  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
  • Church of St. George
  • Forest, Bulgaria
  • Kustendil, Bulgaria
  • Madara Rider
  • Panichishte, Bulgaria
  • Redenka, Bulgaria
  • Rila Monastery
  • Rushan Church, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Stork
  • Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
  • Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
  • Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
  • Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
  • Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
  • Tevno Lake
  • Tevno Lake
  • Tevno Lake
  • Tevno Lake
  • The Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa, Bulgaria
  • Tsarevets, Sound and Light Veliko Tarnovo
  • Vratsa, Bulgaria
  • Vratsa, Bulgaria
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UNESCO sites in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is located in the heart of the Balkans, sharing boarders with Serbia, Macedonia, Romania, Greece and Turkey. Visitors will be greeted by a unique blend of enchanting monasteries, friendly people and old-world charm. Bulgaria has a democratic government and is one of the oldest states in Europe. Its Black Sea coast draws tourists all year long. Don’t miss the frescos at Rila Monastery. This mesmerizing monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila and has a style unlike any other monastery on the globe. During your stay, you will also want to check out the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. This Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral is built in Neo-Byzantine style and located in the heart of Sophia. Outside the city, near the village of Madara, the Madara Rider rock relief carving is a must-see. This mysterious piece of art dates back to 710 AD. Lastly, be sure to see the Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa and the Church of St. George while you’re here.

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Sofia Veliko Tarnovo Nessebar Varna Plovdiv

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Rila Monastery

This wildly beautiful monastery is named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila. Ornate frescos cover the walls and ceilings of the monastery in an explosion of vibrant detail. It’s the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria and bus service is available to and from Sophia.

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Rila Mountains, Bulgaria
Rila Monastery

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

This Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral is built in Neo-Byzantine style and located in the heart of Sophia. Catch a glimpse of the mint green and gold domes from all over the city. The church was built to hold an astonishing 5,000 people and has 12 bells brought from Moscow—the largest weighing 12 tons and the smallest weighing just 10 kilograms.

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Aleksander Nevski square, Sofia, Bulgaria
Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Madara Rider

A symbol of the Bulgarian people, history and culture, the Madara Rider or Madara Horseman is an early medieval rock relief carved on the Madara Plateau that dates back to 710 AD. The monument sits 246 feet above ground on the cliff face. The real mystery is that the relief is inaccessible.

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Bulgaria
Madara Rider

The Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa

Located on the north side of the peninsula in Nessebar, the Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa was built in the 6th century and is believed to have been destroyed by an earthquake. The former monastery church is dedicated the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title, “Eleusa”, meaning “the Tender”.

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North side of the Peninsula, Nessebar, Bulgaria
The Basilica of the Holy Mother of God Eleusa, Bulgaria

Church of St. George

The Church of St. George is considered the oldest building in Sophia. You’ll find it behind the Sheraton Hotel within the remains of the ancient town of Serdica. The church is famous for the frescos inside the central dome, which were originally painted in the 12th century, painted over during the Ottoman period and restored in the 20th century.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Church of St. George

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This is our second vacation with TripXpert and this time it was even better. The accommodations were fantastic, there were plenty of activities to keep the children happy and in general we found the entertainment to be of a high standard.

Melissa Owens, Austin