Category: Bulgaria

November 26, 2007

Around the Central Baths – Sofia, Bulgaria

Filed under: Things to See in Sofia - 26 Nov 2007

Behind the TZUM shopping mall, at the start of Maria Luisa Boulevard is the Banya Bashi Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Europe. It was built in 1576 by the …

November 25, 2007

The Central Baths (Tsentralnata Banya) – Sofia, Bulgaria

Filed under: Things to See in Sofia - 25 Nov 2007

Behind the TZUM shopping mall there are a number of interesting historical sites, one of these being the Central Mineral Baths. With its colorful ceramic mosaics on the facades, it is a …

November 24, 2007

St. George Rotunda – Sofia, Bulgaria

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In the courtyard area behind the Sheraton Hotel, can be found St. George Rotunda.  This round red brick church is set among the excavations of ancient roman ruins. …

November 22, 2007

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral – Sofia, Bulgaria

Filed under: Things to See in Sofia - 22 Nov 2007

This massive, awe-inspiring church is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world.  Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is a symbol not just of Sofia but of Bulgaria itself and naturally is a top tourist attraction. 

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November 21, 2007

Sightseeing in Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sofia became capital of newly liberated Bulgaria on April 4, 1878 and is the second oldest capital city in Europe, next to Athens.  There is a lot to see and do in this compact city and we started our orientation, following …

November 20, 2007

Dinner at the Seasons Restaurant, Hilton Hotel – Sofia, Bulgaria

Filed under: Bulgaria - 20 Nov 2007

We dined at the Seasons Restaurant as it was the most convenient thing to do after a long day’s journey.  Athough we couldn’t …

November 19, 2007

Veliko Turnovo – Bulgaria

Filed under: Bulgaria - 19 Nov 2007

Veliko Turnovo, the Town of Kings, was the ancient capital of Bulgaria.  The Palace of the Bulgarian sovereigns and Bulgarian …

November 18, 2007

From Bucharest to Sofia, Bulgaria

Filed under: Bulgaria - 18 Nov 2007

This was an early start and our first stop was the Romanian border.  There was a long hold-up at Customs and we weren’t sure what the issues were and we had to just sit in the coach and wait.  …

November 11, 2007

University Botanical Gardens & Summer Palace of Queen Marie of Romania – Balchik, Bulgaria

Filed under: Bulgaria - 11 Nov 2007

Balchik is a town on the Black Sea coast, some 36 km north from Varna.  It is believed that Queen Marie of Romania was so …

November 10, 2007

Varna – Bulgaria

Filed under: Bulgaria - 10 Nov 2007

Varna is the third biggest city in Bulgaria after Sofia and Plovdiv.  On our way to Balchik, we made a lunch stop here, mainly in the town square….

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