Bulgaria is a Slavic country in southeastern Europe bordering Romania in the north, Greece and Turkey in the south and Macedonia and Serbia in the west.
It is mostly mountainous in the south and west, while in the north and along the Black Sea coast there are plains. Bulgaria is a former eastern bloc country with a long history, dating back to prehistoric times. Between the end of the 14th century and the 19th century Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman empire.
Since the collapse of the Eastern bloc in 1989 Bulgaria has developed towards a market-based economy.
Bulgaria has 7 million inhabitats and its capital is Sofia.
The main tourist attractions are the Black Sea coast where there are several resorts, the varying and beautiful landscapes, the well preserved historical and cultural heritage, and the tranquillity of rural and mountain areas.
Price levels for hotels and restaurants in Bulgaria are low to moderate.
Sofia photo gallery  - 84 pictures of Sofia
Veliko Tarnovo photo gallery  - 54 pictures of Veliko Tarnovo
Plovdiv photo gallery  - 55 pictures of Plovdiv
84 photos of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria
54 photos of Veliko Tarnovo, a historic city with a high symbolic value for Bulgaria
55 photos of Plovdiv, the second largest city of Bulgaria with several touristic sights
Kazanlak photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Kazanlak
18 photos of the city of Kazanlak, a centre for rose oil production, with the Thracian tomb
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