The Valley of Roses
World Heritage established by UNESCO:


The Valley of Roses

The Valley of Roses is in the very heart of the country and is shielded by the high slopes of two majestic mountain ranges - the Balkan and Sredna Gora. The rose, the queen of flowers, has been focusing the attention of people since the remote past as a symbol of beauty and youth. It was the Phoenicians who organized first the feast of the blessed flower. Cleopatra chose the rose for her palaces; her bathroom and numerous cosmetic substances all had a rose smell. The ancient Greeks decorated their temples with roses. Homer described rose oil in the "Iliad" and in the "Odyssey". In his "Natural History" Pliny mentions the rose that was grown in Thrace.


World Heritage established by UNESCO:

Srebarna Nature Reserve
Srebarna Nature Reserve was included in the list of the biosphere nature reserves under the aegis of UNESCO in 1977 and in 1983 it was included in the World Register of Natural Heritage.

Old Nessebar

Situated on a peninsula in the Black Sea, connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus, this is a town with a history going back millennia.

The Madara Horseman

This is a rare monument, dating from the 8th – 9th century A.D. It is a unique symbol of young Bulgaria.

Thracian Tomb – Sveshtari
The tomb was discovered in 1982 under a large hill. It dates back to the 3rd century B.C. It consists of three chambers - an entrance chamber and two antechambers. It is covered by a mound.

Ivanovo Rock Monasteries
This is an area where a number of medieval churches, monastic cells and chapels were carved on both sides of the river Lom

Thracian tomb – Kazanlak
One of the most famous monuments of Thracian culture, included in the World Register of Historical Sites, in 1979, was discovered in 1944.

The Boyana Church – Sofia
It is one of the most important and valuable antiquities of exceptional historical and artistic significance.

The Rila Monastery

This monastery is a holy place for all Bulgarians, for it preserved their pride, national identity, faith and hope through the centuries.

Pirin National Park
It covers an area of 2585 sq km of exceptional natural beauty with high peaks, many glacial massifs and 176 lakes.