Famous Places To Visit in Bulgaria

Bulgaria was once known as a place for cheap wine, low priced ski resorts and cheap hotels. Now Bulgaria has evolved as one of the favorite destination for holiday makers. There are many famous places in Bulgaria. Given below are few such places where you can drop in during your visit to the country.


Sofia is the capital city and is one of the highest lying capitals of Europe, which is located at the foothills of the Vitosha Mountains. It is one of the famous places in Bulgaria and is the most important city, from economical and communicational point of view. The city is well connected by road and rail and the biggest airport is located in this city. The city has a lot to offer to its visitors, right from art and culture to historical buildings and monuments. Apart from different historical monuments, there are a number of shopping malls, health resorts, shopping malls etc. If you love art and theatre, then you can drop in at the number of art galleries, cinema halls, and live concert shows etc. A few important historical places in Sofia are mentioned below.

  1. Church of St. Sofia
  2. Banya Bashi Mosque
  3. St George Rotunda
  4. The Boyana Church

Sunny Beach

If you love sea then you can drop in at Sunny Beach, which is one of the famous places in Bulgaria. It is one of the big resorts and is a famous tourist destination. This place has wide and sandy beaches, where you can walk leisurely or can play beach volley. There are a number of water sports facilities including water polo, water scooters etc. If you are hungry, then you can enjoy some mouth watering delicacies, in the beach restaurants. Special meals are offered to children at the restaurants, so it is popular among families. If you want to enjoy nightlife in Sunny Beach, then you can visit bars, pubs, casinos etc, which is located over there. It is a happening place, where you can enjoy your stay.


If you want to enjoy your holiday in a peaceful and quiet town, then this is the place for you. Balchik is a small town, located near Varna, is one of the other famous places in Bulgaria. There are a number of resorts and rock beaches, where you can spend your evenings, either watching the waves or simply walking down the beaches. There are a number of cafes and restaurants, where you can order typical Bulgarian food and prices are low, so you can eat as much as you want. If you want to feel the real essence of the place, then you can visit the local bazaar, where there are a number of stalls, from where you can buy souvenirs or different home made delicacies.

Trip to the country is incomplete, without dropping in at Varna, which is one of the famous places in Bulgaria. It is one of the best and biggest cities in the country. The country is rich in history and this was the home for a number of ancient civilizations like Rome, Byzantium, Greece etc. Varna has a number of historical monuments and is a famous tourist attraction. There are number of parks, beaches, spas, health resorts etc, where you can drop in during your visit to the city. From here, you can also start your journey to other places of tourist attractions on the Black Sea Coast. You can also taste some mouth watering delicacies, of varied types.


If you want to enjoy your holidays in the luxury resorts, then you can visit Pomorie, which is a Black Sea Resort. It is a famous destination for tourists and it is also a rehabilitation center. "Pomorie Mud" is a helpful treatment for different kind of skin diseases and rheumatism. There are a number of historical monuments and architectures that you can visit during your trip to the country.


Nessebar is one of the small towns and is one of the famous places in Bulgaria. It is located in the rocky peninsula and there are a number of seaside resorts, where you can enjoy state of the art facility. This small town is a reminiscent of past, which has a number of old heritage buildings and monuments. This is a picturesque, old city, which has a number of things to offer to its visitors.

The striking landscapes, the long beaches and the sea coast will gift you with serene beauty. This country has more than 600 natural springs which attracts tourist years after years. The temperature of these natural springs stays from 20 to 60 degree centigrade. The most Famous Tourist spots in Bulgaria which you should not miss are:

  • The City of Sofia
  • Montana region
  • Lovech Region
  • Varna Region
  • Bourgass region
  • Haskovo Region
  • Sofia region
  • Plovdiv Region
  • Rousse Region

The City of Sofia
Surrounded by the Balkan Mountains in the north and the Vitosha Mountain in the south the city of Sofia is located at 1804ft above sea level. This city is a pride of western Bulgaria. This old city can give you the pleasure to see the neo-classical Stalinist architectures. The side street and the tree boulevard will remind you of 19th Russian and Viennese architectures. The neo-Byzantine Orthodox churches and one operating mosque are the remains of the 500 old domination of the Ottoman.

Montana Region
The Montana region has 49368 inhabitants and is located 160 meters above sea level. This city stands along the river Ogosto. It is a place of Roman fortress settlement. Here you can relax and spend a weekend by staying in a boat house.

Lovech Region
Combined with hills and plains the Lovech region is located in the central northern Bulgaria. Due to the Balkan Mountains and the Danubian Plain this place appears to be the gift of nature.

Varna Region
In the north eastern part of Bulgaria we have the Varna Region which is one of the most attractive places in Bulgaria. The beauty of the place is due to Dobrich, Shumen ,Burgas and the Black Sea. This place has hilly areas and river valley. The scenic beauty of this place is very beautiful. The Varna region has lakes connected with canal. Visitors have often called this place a paradise. This region has a historical past which attracts tourists.

Bourgass Region
In the south eastern part of Bulgaria the Bourgass region is situated. People visit this place very often. The main reason to visit this place is the vine-growing tradition and the wine production. The coastal areas, vineyards, thermal mineral spring makes the place worth a visit in Bulgaria. This region of Bulgaria has the dense riparian forest too.

Haskovo Region
In the south central part of Bulgaria the Haskovo region is situated. This region is surrounded by Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Yambol and Kardzhali This place shares the border with Greece. The Sakar Mountain covers the northern part of this region. The river valley and the mountains will call you to eternity here. This place must be visited if you are planning your holiday in Bulgaria this time.

Sofia Region
The cave near Lakatnik holds proof of the Paleolithic Age. It is believed that the medieval settlements were set up in the Sofia region. Old as the wine this city has witnessed history. Your visit will also take you back the olden past. The varied relief of this particular region makes the place all the more special. You can travel in rail road to enjoy the relief of Bulgaria. The holiday resorts and the tourist spots here will make you visit this place again and again.

Plovdiv Region
162 meters above sea level the town of Plovdiv is situated in the upper part of the Thracian valley. The roads of this region connect Western Europe to the other roads of this province. The Maritza River here adds glory to the place. The several thermal springs are an added advantage. Few natural landmarks which can be visited by the tourists here are:

  • The reserves of Dzhendema
  • Red Wall
  • Kormisosh
  • Old River, the beautiful waterfalls of Suchurum and Raisko Pruskalo
  • The Topchika Cave
  • Dry Cave

Rousse Region
The Rousse Region comprises of the hilly Danubian Plain, Ludogorie lowlands, Danubian riverside, plain of Pobrezhie. The transport system of this place is worth a mention. It is the most protected place in Bulgaria with various other territories. The Rhine River along with the North Sea and Black Sea represents nature’s gift to us.

Bulgaria is also considered as the Cross Road of Europe. This place connects various other places all together. This place is old and it is believed that the light of civilization has touched Bulgaria in different ways. Once you plan your holiday at Bulgaria you should not miss to visit the following places:

  • Veliko Tarnovo
  • Nessebar
  • Rila Monastery
  • Panagyurishte
  • Melnik
  • Gabrovo & Region
  • Troyan