Bulgaria is a very popular destination, not only for Hungarians. This is no surprise as beautiful landscapes, delicious food, and beaches await those wishing to vacation. We can get all this at an affordable price. With our list below, we present the programs that should be included on your Bulgarian bucket list.
Bulgaria has always been a popular destination for Hungarians and everyone else as well, but since Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007, tourism has flourished even more. Sandy beaches, blue sea, good prices, and a variety of programs await those looking to recharge in Bulgaria. We have collected some program points that are not worth missing out on when one is visiting Bulgaria.
1. Fire dance
Part of the Hungarian culture is, among other things, folk dance and the Busójárás, which is on the UNESCO list of intellectual heritage. Bulgarian fire dance offers a similar experience. This folk tradition is a mixture of ancient pagan and orthodox traditions. Music, dancing, folk food, and fire dance at the end of the evening are guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience for everyone.
2. Nessebar Old Town
Nessebar is one of the most beautiful towns on the Bulgarian coast. The city is located on a peninsula in the old town. There is a church to visit in almost every corner of the Old Town. The settlement already existed in Roman times. From the 5-6th until the 18th century, almost every century is represented by a church. A famous attraction is the Windmill built in the Turkish era at the entrance of the peninsula. The Old Town was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983.
We Hungarians love to bath. Numerous medicinal waters, thermal baths, and beautiful lakes accustom us to the love of water. Much of the Bulgarian coast is built out thanks to the boom in tourism. However, we can easily find less populated parts as well. Most hotels have their own beach area. The sandy beach and the clear water provide a great opportunity to relax, recharge, and play sports.
4. Historical park
The Bulgarian Historical Park built near the town of Varna is a real rarity. The large area of the park meets culture, history, entertainment, and education. The park shows the lives of the people who have lived there for thousands of years. In the interactive exhibition, we can learn about the residence, equipment, burial sites, and weapons of the people living there in a beautiful setting. You can taste traditional food, cruise the lake, go horseback riding, or try archery.
5. In Love With The Wind Castle
Looking at Ravadino Castle, we can feel like we are in a fairy tale. A local wealthy man has renovated the castle over the past two decades. A swan lake, pointed towers, fairytale creatures and a colourful garden enchant tourists.
Fans of Hungarian cuisine will probably also like Bulgarian cuisine. The rich history has developed varied gastronomy. They eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, and fish. The dishes are prepared with a lot of spices and oil. In addition to food, Bulgarian wines are also delicious and popular.