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Northwest Bulgaria

Earth : Europe : Balkans : Bulgaria : Northwest Bulgaria

Northwest Bulgaria is a region of Bulgaria.


  • Belogradchik (Белоградчик) — the remnants of an old Roman outpost in the Bulgarian northwest; with some interesting rock formations which make it a popular destination for avid climbers, even if it is slightly off the beaten track
  • Chiprovtsi (Чипровци) — a quaint mountain town famous for its carpets, known locally as kilimi, which are hand-woven on vertical looms—you can watch a weaving demonstration, participate in a weaving class, or enjoy a hike to the nearby Chiprovtsi Waterfall
  • Sofia — the national capital
  • Vidin (Видин) — A lovely city on the bank of Danube river situated in extreme northwest of Bulgaria.
  • Vratsa (Враца) — one of the most picturesque cities in Bulgaria. The biggest city in northwestern Bulgaria after Sofia, the town is an important economical, administrative, and cultural center.
  • Varshets (Вършец) — Surround yourself in nature with a visit to Varshets. Located along the foothills of the Western Balkan Mountains under the watchful eye of the Todorni Kulki peak, Varshets refreshes the senses with fresh mountain air, curative mineral springs and a lush, green forest ready to explore.

Other destinationsEdit

  • Dragoman Marsh (Драгоманското блато) - If you enjoy bird watching or just enjoy taking in the surroundings of a beautiful and peaceful natural environment, you should make a visit to the Dragoman marsh and Chepun hill. It is only a short drive west from Sofia. The Dragoman marsh is the only limestone marsh in the whole country and together with Chepun hill it forms a habitat of high conservation value. Due to its location, the marsh serves as an important stop-over along the Balkans' bird migratory route "Via Aristotelis”.



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