The capital's most striking edifice, built in Byzantine–Muscovite style.
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#02 RILA MONASTERY
The country's most-visited monastic foundation, with fabulous frescoes.
#03 THE OLD QUARTER, PLOVDIV
Get charmed in this nineteenth-century quarter of town, with ornate houses and Roman remains.
#04 MOUNT VITOSHA
Don't miss this highland village renowned for its role in the April Rising of 1876.
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#06 BEACH BARS, BLACK SEA COAST
Enjoy the white sand and drink at the impromptu beach bars, set up all along the coast.
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Must sample the delicious and smooth Bulgarian yoghurt (kiselo mlyako), one of the gastronomic highlights of the country, renowned for its health benefits.
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The country is a paradise for ornithologists, particularly the areas of Srebarna, Madzharovo and the lakes around Burgas.
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