Bulgaria is one of the few countries that enjoy good weather all year round. It is thus favorable for tourism and it does not disappoint. It has numerous beautiful sceneries, mountains, lakes, historical sites among others.
1. Osogovo Mountain
It is a mountain located between Kyustendil Province and the Republic of Macedonia. It is also a ski resort. It is 50km wide and 100km long with Ruen (2,251m) being the highest. Steepest slope is in the west.
Osogovo is highest part of the mountain to the north. The Mountain is polymetal ores rich. Osogovo is a combination of two German words ‘osso’ (god) and ‘gov’ (place) meaning a “divine place”. The name was given by Saxon miners.
- It offers beautiful conic peaks and volcanic tuff.
- Has a mountainous zone of 1000-1800m covered beach trees, juniper trees and grass pastures.
- Rivers and streams provide a natural habitat for the mountain trout, the chub and the barbell.
- The forest zone has trees like elm, ash, hazel, hombeam and the oak.
- Climatic conditions allow all year tourism
- Towns on the foot of the mountain Include Kyustendil-to the northeast, Ktiya Palanka-to the west and Konaci-to the southwest.
2. Osogovo Monastery
It is an Orthodox monastery near Kriva Palanka, 10 km from the border on mount Osogovo. This monastery is an art colony during summer and home to an architecture school
- The monastery was founded in 12th century but renovated in the 14th century. It was dedicated to Holy Mother of God.
- The larger church was built by Andrey Damyanoy in 1851. It consists of 12 copulas that represent the 12 apostles.
- Dimitar Andonoy Papradiski painted most of the copulas interior.
- The monastery is built 825 meters above sea level.
- Ovce Pole founded the monastery in the 12th century during the rule of Ottoman.
- The monastery has a gallery with a tomb, a fresco, Chandelier and other major iconic symbols.
- The Osogovo Monastery had been taken over by the Muslims but Christianity regained its control in the 16th century.
3. Seven Rila Lakes
They are a group of lakes formed as a result of glacial. They are found in the northwest of Rila Mountains, Bulgaria. They are the most visited lakes situated between 2100-2500m above sea level.
The lakes are named according to their physical characteristics;
- Lake Salzata. It is the highest lake with its name meaning ‘’the tear’’. This is because its water is clear such that you can see the lake bed.
- Lake Okoto. It is the deepest lake, of 37.5m, with the name meaning ‘’The Eye’’. It is oval in shape.
- Lake Babreka. It has the steepest slopes and its name means “the kidney”.
- Lake Bliznaka. It is the largest among them by area and its name means “the twin”.
- Lake Trilistnika. It has low shores and is irregular in shape. It name means “the trefoil”.
- Lake Ribnoto Ezero. It is the shallowest lake and its name means “the fish lake”.
- Lake Dolnoto. Its name means “the lower lake”. This is because the water that flows out of the other lakes passes here before flowing out through Derma River.
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