Pomorie on the Black Sea

16 June 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© flickr.com - Boby Dimitrov/cc-by-sa-2.0

© flickr.com – Boby Dimitrov/cc-by-sa-2.0

Pomorie is a town and seaside resort in southeastern Bulgaria, located on a narrow rocky peninsula in Burgas Bay on the southern Bulgarian Black Sea Coast.   read more…

Sunny Beach on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

23 May 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Sunny Beach © Ванка5/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sunny Beach © Ванка5/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sunny Beach is a major seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located approximately 35 km north of Burgas in Nessebar municipality, Burgas Province. To the south Sunny Beach has grown together with Nessebar and Ravda, to the north with Saint Vlas. Sunny Beach is known for its intense nightlife with numerous bars, pubs and clubs and especially popular among younger people.   read more…

Burgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

18 April 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Balkanregion/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Balkanregion/cc-by-sa-3.0

Burgas is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the fourth-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna, with a population of 206,000. It is the capital of Burgas Province and an important industrial, transport, cultural and tourist centre.   read more…

Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria

13 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Orlov Most junction © Boby Dimitrov

Orlov Most junction © Boby Dimitrov

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 12th largest city in the European Union with a population of 1.27 million people. It is located in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha and approximately at the centre of the Balkan Peninsula. Sofia has been ranked by GaWC as a beta- world city. Many of the major universities, cultural institutions, and businesses of Bulgaria are concentrated in Sofia.   read more…

Varna, the summer capital of Bulgaria

31 March 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Stoyan Bachvarov Theatre © Nikola Gruev

Stoyan Bachvarov Theatre © Nikola Gruev

Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and third-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia and Plovdiv, with a population of 334,870 inhabitants according to Census 2011. It is the administrative centre of the homonymous province and Varna Municipality.   read more…

Country overview

9 November 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

In addition to the regular search function, a country overview is available here. Click on the country name to see all currently available blog entries.   read more…

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Plovdiv, one of the longest continuously inhabited cities in Europe

19 April 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, European Union, General, European Capital of Culture

Street view © Nikola Gruev

Street view © Nikola Gruev

Plovdiv is the second-largest city in Bulgaria with a population of 381,738. Plovdiv’s history spans some 6,000 years, with traces of a Neolithic settlement dating to roughly 4000 BC. It is the administrative center of Plovdiv Province in southern Bulgaria and three municipalities (Plovdiv, Maritsa and Rodopi) and Bulgaria’s Yuzhen tsentralen planning region (NUTS II), as well as the largest and most important city in Northern Thrace and the wider international historical region of Thrace. The city is an important economic, transport, cultural and educational center. Known in the West for most of its history by the Greek name Philippopolis, it was originally a Thracian settlement before becoming a major Roman city. In the Middle Ages, it retained its strategic regional importance, changing hands between the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. It came under Ottoman rule in the 14th century. In 1878, Plovdiv was made the capital of the autonomous Ottoman region of Eastern Rumelia; in 1885, it became part of Bulgaria with the unification of that region and the Principality of Bulgaria.   read more…

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