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Bulgaria: Black Sea resorts, spas and traditional culture

Cultural tours

Although their culture was overshadowed during the Ottoman Period, the Bulgarians continued to create their own authentic customs, traditions, rituals, songs and fairy-tales. Magnificent buildings give charm and character to towns such as Rouse, Varna, Svishtov, Sofia and others.

The Black Sea resorts

The Bulgarian Black Sea resorts offer a great combination of natural beauty, well-preserved and up-to-date architecture, tourist attractions and entertainment, good service and compatible prices.

bulgariaRural tourism

Rural tourism has great potential in small Bulgaria. There are several places in the country where one can explore great biodiversity, and experience warm hospitality in a Bulgarian house. The country can be divided in seven regions for rural and eco tourism, each with its own character and personal touch.


Ecotourism

Bulgaria has a huge variety of different landscapes – Black Sea, wide plains and steppes, rivers and lakes, valleys and forests, hills and mountains. Bulgaria has three National Parks – Pirin, Rila and Central Balkan. They have a total area of 193,049 hectares and comprise more than one-third of all protected areas in Bulgaria.


Balneotourism, spa and wellness

The natural thermal water springs in Bulgaria are some of the most sterling and unique resources of the country and welcome the prosperity of tourism; they are the golden key to boosting the development of the hospitality industry that will keep tourism flourishing. There are over 800 hydro mineral springs.

Bulgarian cuisine

Famous for its rich salads required at every meal, Bulgarian cuisine is also noted for the diversity and quality of dairy products and the variety of Bulgarian wines and local alcoholic drinks such as rakia, mastika and menta. Bulgarian cuisine also features a variety of hot and cold soups, an example of a cold soup being tarator. There are many different Bulgarian pastries as well such as banitsa.

Most Bulgarian dishes are oven baked, steamed, or in the form of stew. Deep-frying is not very typical, but grilling - especially different kinds of meats - is very common. Pork meat is the most common meat in the Bulgarian cuisine. Oriental dishes do exist in Bulgarian cuisine with the most common being moussaka, gyuvetch, and baklava. A very popular ingredient in Bulgarian cuisine is the Bulgarian white brine cheese called "sirene".

Traditionally Bulgarians have consumed a notable quantity of yoghurt per head and is noted historically for the production of high quality yoghurt, including using a unique variety of micro-organism called Lactobacillus bulgaricus in the manufacturing process.

Climate

Continental to Mediterranean in the South parts of the country. Average temperatures during January vary from -2 to 2 degrees centigrade in the valleys to – 10 degrees centigrade in the mountains. Average temperatures for June vary from 19-25 degrees centigrade in the valleys to 10 degrees centigrade in the high mountains. Rainfall is 450-600 mm in the valleys to 1300 mm in the mountains.

Entrance in the country

Most foreign citizens entering Bulgaria don’t need a visa but they must carry their valid international passport. The list of the countries whose citizens need a visa, when entering Bulgaria, can be found at www.mfe.government.bg

Source: www.bulgariatravel.org

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