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The Bulgarian state was founded as a unification of Slavs,
Thracians and Bulgars in 681 AD.
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Countries neighbouring Bulgaria are: Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania
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The Thracians had developed their civilisation Before Christ, and
were joined by the Slavs towards the end of the 5th century.
The Bulgars came down from the steppes of Central Asia and crossed the
Danube in the mid-7th century.
This First Bulgarian Empire lasted until 1018, when it fell to the
The Second Bulgarian Kingdom was established in 1185, and Bulgaria
entered a Golden Age; in which the kingdom touched three seas.
The Ottoman Turks put a stop to that for almost 500 years, and
subjugated the Bulgarians to Islamic rulers.
Sofia became the capital of Bulgaria in 1879, after liberation from
Two Balkan wars followed, and then the Bulgarians lost twice on the
side of Germany in the World Wars too.
Georgi Dimitrov took power for the Communist party in 1945, and
proclaimed Bulgaria a People's Republic.
Bulgaria finally declared itself a democracy in 1989, when Todor
Zhivkov was peacefully ousted following the lead of other East European states.
On January 1st, 2007 Bulgaria joined the European Union.
Budget Travel - Bulgaria:
Lustrous in the springtime and awesome in the summer, Bulgaria is one of the last
remaining budget destinations in Europe. Forget about the expensive, crowded beaches and
ski resorts in France and Italy and discover the Beauty of Bulgaria.
The building of monasteries in Bulgaria started as early as the 4th -
5th century. Rila
Monastery is perhaps the most visited.
The main points of interest in Sofia are: Alexander Nevski Memorial
Church, Rotunda of St. George, St. Sofia Church, National Palace of Culture, Church of St.
Nedelya, Vassil Levski Monument, Sofia University, the Russian Church and Mount Vitosha.
Outside Sofia, visit the Boyana Church and Dragalevtsi Monastery.
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Budget rooms in the centre of Sofia, at 27 Patriarch Evtimiy Blvd; just 350m from Sofia's
famous meeting point - the monument of Patriarch Evtimiy.
At 1350m, Borovets was once the hunting estate of Bulgarian Kings. Today it is a fine
place to ski in the winter, and only 73 km from Sofia.
If you're looking for a great-value Mediterranean style holiday on perfect golden sand
beaches with beautiful, clear seas and a sunny, seasonable climate from May through
October, consider the Black Sea coast.
Starting point for hikers visiting the mountain trails, Chiflik also has a mineral spring.
The mineral water, with a temperature of 50 degrees, fills a large open-air swimming pool
and some smaller ones in the neighbourhood.
Bulgaria - Kostenets:
Village Kostenets is one of the most idyllic and relaxing places in Bulgaria.
Varna is Bulgaria's number one resort on the Black Sea, with a
wonderful beach and cosy cafes.
Varna Black Sea coast offers a combination of marvelous conditions for
sea tourism, rich cultural heritage and incredible nature. The sea capital of Varna gives
opportunities for pleasant recreation at seaside, entertainment and cultural tourism.
To the north of Varna are located some of the most beautiful and
luxurious Bulgarian sea resorts, such as 'St. St. Konstantin and Elena', 'Sunny day',
'Riviera', 'Golden sands', 'Albena', which offer excellent conditions for wonderful summer
vacations, entertainment and water sports.
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If you would like to learn more about Bulgaria, The Library of Congress has an extensive
table of contents.
Once the cradle of Slav culture the Cyrillic alphabet was created in Bulgaria by the
brothers Cyril and Methodious.
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