How to spend a weekend in Bansko, Bulgaria's adventure hotspot

The Bulgarian resort is known for its winter sports, but its lively taverns, local crafts and outdoor adventures make for a memorable escape year-round.

Like a local: exploring art and theatre in Sofia, Bulgaria

The Bulgarian capital is packed with cultural experiences, from artists collectives and dance performances to grand nights at the opera.

What to do in Plovdiv

Bulgaria’s second city — joint 2019 European Capital of Culture with Matera, Italy — has plenty for visitors to see and do.

Beautiful Pictures From Europe's Valley of Roses

This source of national pride in Bulgaria's Balkan Mountains erupts in colour every year.
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Visit an Eerie, Spaceship-Like Monument

A striking monument in the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria known as “Buzludzha” is a popular destination for visitors drawn to abandoned places. http://on.natgeo.com/2DTOG4s

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