Bulgaria is a countrylocated in SoutheasternEurope. It is bordered byRomania to the north,Serbia and Macedonia tothe west, Greece andTurkey to the south andthe Black Sea to the east.
Capital city: SofiaOfficial language: BulgarianGovernment: Unitary parliamentary republicArea: 110,994 km2Population: 7,364,570 people
Vratsa is situated innorthwestern Bulgaria,at the foothills of theBalkan Mountains.
Motto: Vratsa, town like the Balkan - ancient andyoung. (Враца, град като Балкана - древен и млад.)
The town has a population of 60,482 inhabitants. The city of Vratsa ispicturesque. It is nestled in the foothills of "Vrachanski Balkan", with theLeva River calmly crossing the city, and enormous and fearful rocksoverhanging the roofs.
The city is 116 km away from the national capital of Sofia.The area has diverse and attractive natural features, which together with theopportunities of recreation give a special charm of the eastern part of theNorthwest Bulgaria. Several protected natural attractions and historicalmonuments are located on the territory of the Vratsa State Forestry.
Ledenika is the most frequently visited Bulgarian cave. It features an abundanceof galleries and impressive karst formations including stalactites and stalagmites,dating back a thousand years. The cave is about 300m long and contains tenseparate halls.
The atmosphere there is amazing! You will pass through a real labyrinth, you willsurvive many surprises and listen to the forest concert. You will meet children’sfavourite heroes – forest inhabitants.
Vratsata Gorge – the highest cliffs on the Balkan Peninsula (400 meters high). Thelimestone of Vratsata Central Wall and the other rocks offer many possibilities forclimbing and alpinism, connected by more than 70 alpine routes of all categoriesof difficulty.
Skaklya waterfall – the highest temporary waterfall in Bulgaria - 141 meters.
The regional historical museum in Vratsa preserves the Rogozen Treasure - thebiggest Thracian treasure that was ever discovered on the territory of Bulgaria.
The renaissance-ethnographic complex “St. Sophronius of Vratsa” is anarchitectural and ethnographic museum, created between 1972 and 1987
The complex is located at the foothill of Vratsa Mountain.
“Meshchiite” Tower is a symbol of The tower dates back to the 17th centuryVratsa. It is believed that the tower and consists of underground, grounddates back to the 16th century. It floor and two additional floors, whichhas home-defensive character. were used for living.
An important monument, interesting place and historical landmark.
Presented by: Tonika Todorova and Silvia Georgieva