Bulgaria

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Travel Info

Travel info

Tourism

Bulgaria is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Southeast Europe. Tourism, as an industry, has been an important source of economic growth.

Visas

Citizens of other EU member states and Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealandand the USA can stay in Bulgaria visa-free for up to 90 days.

For more information visit www.mfa.bg

Major cities

Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse

Top tourist attractions

  • Srebarna Nature Reserve 
  • Madara Rider
  • Pirin National Park
  • Boyana Church
  • Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  • Rila Monastery (largest and most famous monastery of Bulgaria
  • Sofia
  • Ancient City of Nesebar
  • Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak
  • Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari 

Activities

Bulgaria is a country with a historical and cultural heritage, and attractive natural landscapes.

Surface

Within a relatively small compass, the Bulgarian landscape exhibits striking topographic variety. Open expanses of lowland alternate with broken mountain country, cut by deep river gorges and harbouring upland basins such as that in which Sofia lies.

Climate

Bulgaria enjoys a temperate climate with hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters, often with heavy snow. Temperatures average 24°C (75°F) in summer and around 0°C  (32°F) in the winter months.

Taxes

Standard Rate 20%. Reduced Rate 9%.

Public holidays

  • 1 January – New Year's Day
  • January 2 - Day after New Year's Day
  • March 3 - Liberation Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • May 1 - Labour Day
  • May 6- St. George's Day
  • May 24 - Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day
  • September 6 - UnificationDay
  • September 22 -  Independence Day
  • December 24 - Christmas Eve
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 26 - Second Day of Christmas

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