The Republic of Bulgaria It is a little known country that, although it may seem the opposite, has a lot to offer. Considered by many to be the most enigmatic of all European countries, it is located in the area known as the Balkans, bordering Romania to the north, Turkey and Greece to the south, and Serbia and Macedonia to the west. Also, it should not be forgotten that to the east is the Black Sea.
Have you ever considered traveling to Bulgaria? Well, you should know that it has everything: mountains, spectacular forests, sea, historical cities ... Best of all, it has not been invaded by mass tourism, so it can be enjoyed with ease. Today we want you to know this country more deeply and, therefore, we are going to talk to you about its main cities, based, of course, on the number of inhabitants. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to talk about Sofia, the capital and the most populous city of Bulgaria, as well as being the administrative, economic, cultural, educational and transportation center of the country. Considered as one of the most ancient Europe, it houses important monuments, such as the Alexander Nevski Cathedral or the Church of Bayonne, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
We also have to talk about Plovdiv, the second most populous city in the country. Although their population is predominantly Bulgarian, they also inhabit minorities Gypsies, Turks, Hebrews and Armenians. Among its main points of interest are the ruins of the Roman Stadium, the Dzhumaya Mosque, the Archaeological Museum and the house of the painter Zlatyu Boyadzhiev.
Another city that we must stake is Varna, the largest resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, as well as being the third most populous city in the country. Known as the “marine capital” of Bulgaria, it is an important tourist and business destination. On the other hand, we want to comment that it is the stage from a part of Bram Stroker's novel "Dracula". In addition, it has an important aquarium.
The fourth most populous city in Bulgaria is Burgas, which is considered to be the second largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Surrounded by the Burgas lakes, the city is an important tourist and industrial center. In fact, it has the port largest local in the country. In addition, we must highlight that it hosts annual national exhibitions and international festivals.
Ruse is the fifth most populous city in Bulgaria. It is located in the north of the country, on the banks of the Danube and opposite the Roman city of Giurgiu. For many it is one of the most elegant cities in the country, being able to find examples of architecture belle époque. Its museums and the remains of the Roman fortress stand out.
The sixth most populous city in Bulgaria is Stara Zagora, considered to be one of the most modern cities in the entire country. In addition, it is important to note that it is a cultural center and educational, with numerous secondary schools, technical and secondary schools, and research centers. In addition, you should know that here is one of the most important operatic settings on the Balkan peninsula.
Famous for its museums and parks, Pleven is the seventh most populous city in the country. Among its many points of interest, the Panoramic Museum "The Epic of Pleven 1877" stands out, a monument only on the Balkan Peninsula. We must also highlight the central square of the city, with its fountains and waterfalls; and the Chernelka nature reserve, which is on the outskirts of the city.
Finally, we must talk about Sliven, the eighth largest city in Bulgaria. We want to highlight the famous solid Rocky Sninite Kamani and the associated national park, which offer different opportunities for tourism.
Top 10 largest cities in Bulgaria (2019) (February 2021)