Bulgaria is visited by many tourists every year. Most of them go for the beaches, but the rest of the country also offers exciting experiences. Bulgaria has a variety of programs on offer at all times of the year. We’ll show you the best programs that are worth trying as a Hungarian or wherever you come from.
In 2010, the European Capital of Culture was represented by Pécs in Hungary. In 2023, Veszprém will become one of the cultural capitals. In 2019, Plovdiv, the second-largest city in Bulgaria, was the European Capital of Culture. In light of this, the ancient city has been renewed in many places. Its most significant sights are the theatre and stadium from the Roman era. The old town and the interactive Bishop’s Basilica of Philippopolis are also worth visiting.
Skiing is becoming more and more popular in Hungary as well. Most people travel to Slovenia and Austria, but Bulgaria is also an excellent choice in this respect. In Bansko, there is a 1,500-metre level difference, and more than 48 kilometres of ski slopes are available. Bansko is a lesser-known destination, which is why the prices are much lower than in the popular western ski resorts. Among other things, alpine and biathlon competitions are held here regularly.
The monumental Tsarevets fortress in Veliko Tarnovo shows what great power Bulgaria was. Veliko Tarnovo was the capital of the country twice. Thanks to its location on a hill and its strong walls, it was an almost impregnable fortress and withstood Turkish attacks for 3 months. In the Middle Ages, the struggles against the Turks were also a significant part of Hungary’s history. Tsarevets housed 400 houses, 22 churches, and 4 monasteries. The huge castle offers a fabulous view during the day, as well as some shade thanks to the trees, while at night, there are shows with colourful lights and music.
For many people, Bulgaria is immediately associated with the rose. The rose is one of the main symbols of Bulgaria. The Rose Valley, Rose Festival, and various preparations are known and loved all over the world. In the Damascena complex, you can visit the first private rose oil distillery. In a beautiful environment, we can learn about rose oil production, we can study different types of roses, and we can buy different lavender and rose products. If we get hungry, we will find a solution to this problem in the local restaurant.
We Hungarians are famous for loving good wines, and accordingly, we have great winemaking places. Tokaj, Villány, Eger, Badacsony are just some of the many Hungarian wineries. The same can be said for Bulgarians. There are also many famous wineries in Bulgaria. In addition to delicious wines, the Starosel complex pampers tourists and those wishing to relax with a hotel and a spa. Molerite Winery is a family business. Here, too, it is possible to stay, so we can taste as many kinds of wine and Bulgarian food as possible.