Epic Places in Bulgaria Even Bulgarians Don’t Know About

Belogradchik Rocks I
Belogradchik Rocks I | © Klearchos Kapoutsis/Flickr
Maria Angelova

Bulgaria has much to offer in terms of natural beauty, ancient cities and small, tucked away places with beautiful legends. Some of the attractions have gained international fame, while others remain hidden gems. Follow our route around some of the most magical sites in Bulgaria you have probably never heard of.

1. Church of St Nicholas, Sofia


Known as the Russian Church, St. Nicholas Church is located in the very heart of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Few people know that at the basement level of the church (there is a second entrance to the left) houses the tomb of the first church keeper. It is believed that if you make a wish, write it down on a piece of paper and leave it in the church, it will come true.

2. The Covered Bridge in Lovech


The Covered Bridge in Lovech
© Krasimir Kosev/WikiCommons
This bridge is the symbol of the town of Lovech and the only covered bridge in Bulgaria. It was built in 1876 by the famous Bulgarian builder and architect Kolyu Ficheto. It was designed to accommodate 64 craft shops. The original bridge was destroyed in a fire but it was rebuilt in the middle of the 20th century. The bridge links the modern part of the town to the old quarter.

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