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Varna – National Historical and Architectural Varna – National Historical and Architectural Reserve (NHAR) Pliska – NHAR Veliki Preslav - Varna Reserve (NHAR) Pliska – NHAR Veliki Preslav – Varna

The route can be completed within 1 day. It is intended for an automobile or a bus. The starting point is the city of Varna or the resorts: St. Konstantin and St. Elena, Slanchev Den (Sunny Day), Zlatni Pyasatsi (Golden Sands), Albena or Balchik.


City of Varna

The city of Varna is situated in the North-Eastern part of Bulgaria, on the Black Sea shore. Varna is the third largest city in Bulgaria and the largest one on the Black Sea shore with population of about 330 000 people. Because of its history and its economical and cultural significance, it is often called the Sea Capital of Bulgaria. The average January temperature in Varna is +1.7 ...

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The Pliska National Historical and Architectural Reserve

Roughly 29 km from Shumen and just 2 km from present-day Pliska are the remains of Bulgaria’s first capital. Pliska was the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire, from 681-893. The Pliska National Historical and Architectural Reserve was declared an important national cultural and historical landmark in Issue № 46 of the State Decrees for 1970. The location of the capital was not ...

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Veliki Preslav National Historical-Archaeological Reserve – Veliki Preslav (Great Preslav)

The town of Veliki Preslav is situated on Golyama Kamchia River, 30 km away from Pliska, the capital of the First Bulgarian Empire, 20 km away from Shumen, the district centre, and 25 km away from Targovishte. Veliki Preslav was established more than 1100 years ago as a town-fortress under the reign of Knyaz Boris I (852 – 889). After the Preslav Council of the Church and the People of ...

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