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Welcome to Bulgaria!

Presented by European Bridge club - Varna

Bulgaria in Europe
It is situated on the
Balkan Peninsula,
Southeast Europe.

Basic information

Area 111,000 km2

Population 7,3 million people
Capital city Sofia
Currency Lev
Language Bulgarian

- Bulgaria was established in 681 AD
- It is the oldest tribal country in Europe
- It has never changed its name since its

The oldest golden treasure in the

world was found near city of
Varna, in 1972. The treasure was
dated back to 4 400 BC

Capital City

Sofia is the capital of Bulgaria. It

is an ancient city with rich history.
The city was founded by a
Thracian tribe 7000 years ago.

There are a lot of museums, universities, theatres, monuments,

famous buildings and parks. The Alexander Nevski Cathedral is the
biggest church in Bulgaria.

Capital City


Bulgaria is famous for its

beautiful nature. There are
a lot of high mountains,
vast plains, rivers and


The Danube is the longest

river in the European Union.
It is an important
international waterway. Iskar
is the longest river in
Bulgaria. (368 km)

The Srebarna Nature Reserve is a freshwater lake near the Danube.
There are almost 100 species of birds, many of which are rare or

The 7 Rila
Lakes is the
biggest and most
visited group of
lakes in the Rila
Mountain. Each
of the lakes is
named according
to its shape.

There are more than 4000
caves in Bulgaria.

The Devetashka Cave impresses

with its enormous size.

The Balkan Mountains is the longest
mountain in Bulgaria. (550 km)

The Rila Mountain is the highest

mountain in Bulgaria (2,925 m)

Mountain resorts

Pamporovo, Borovets and

Bansko are modern ski
resorts. They are the
sunniest mountain resorts
with wonderful snow in

Sea resorts and coastline

You can see large beaches and

beautiful rocky shores along the
Black Sea coast.
Golden Sands, Albena, Sunny
Day, Sunny Beach are the most
famous sea resorts.

The Rose Valley

The Valley of the

roses is one of the
most romantic places
in Bulgaria.
The red rose is the
symbol of Bulgaria.

Veliko Tarnovo

Veliko Tarnovo is a beautiful historical town. The royal city was the
capital of the Second Bulgarian kingdom.


Varna is the third-biggest

city in Bulgaria.
called The Sea capital
the country

It has been inhabited for more than

7000 years

Its the second biggest city in Bulgaria and also European Capital of
Culture in 2019.
The oldest inhabited city in Europe and
the 6th oldest in the world

There are more than 140 monasteries in Bulgaria. Some of the most famous are: the
Rila Monastery, the Dryanovo Monastery, the Rozhen Monastery.
Rila Monastery

Dryanovo Monastery

Bachkovo Monastery

Aladzha Monastery

is the bestknown. It
in the 10th

There are 4 seasons in Bulgaria.

In spring everything is green. There

are many flowers.

In autumn the weather changes.

It often rains. The leaves fall.

It`s hot in summer.

Many people go to the seaside.

There is a lot of snow in winter.

It`s quite cold.

Bulgarian food is delicious. Here are some typical national dishes:

Bulgarian yoghurt is the

best in the world.

Bean soup is very


Bulgarian people love to eat meat balls and shopska salad.

The Bulgarian national holiday is
on the 3rd of March. We celebrate
the liberation from Ottoman rule.

On the 24th of May we celebrate

the Day of the Bulgarian

Festivals and special days

We have an interesting Bulgarian
tradition. Only men take part in the
Mummers` Games in March. They
put scary masks and costumes.
They go dancing in streets.
Everyone is noisy and happy.

Festivals and special days

Nestinarstvo is an
old Bulgarian ritual.
It involves a
barefooted dance on
embers. It is
performed on the
Day of Sts.
Constantine and
Helen and attracts a
lot of tourists.


Who are we?

The aim of European bridge is to introduce

young people to the func=oning and objec=ves
of the EU. Touching the European spirit and
European values we hope to get young people
to think about their future because they are the
future of Bulgaria and the European Union.