Displaying items by tag: The Danube

Monday, 24 February 2020 08:55

TRAVELLING TO BULGARIA'S EXTREMES

Bulgaria has four corners - and two spots that claim to be its geographical centre

Published in Vibrant Communities
Monday, 23 December 2019 09:21

FORTIFIED BULGARIA, PART 2

How many fortresses are there in Bulgaria? It is hard to say, as almost every year newly discovered ruins are added to the list. Some of them even belong to historical periods during which archaeologists believed fortifications were nonexistent.

Published in Vibrant Communities
Thursday, 27 October 2016 12:39

IVANOVO ROCK CHURCHES

Mediaeval faces gaze from the walls of churches hewn into steep rocks: a Transfiguration here, a Last Supper there. No, this encounter of past and present is not taking place in faraway Cappadocia of worldwide renown for its odd rock chapels, but here in Bulgaria. About 20 kms from Ruse, the bends of the Rusenski Lom River embrace about a dozen churches and monastic cells hewn into the rock. In the 12th-14th centuries they composed one monastic complex. Today, they are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 08 September 2016 12:29

TUTRAKAN MILITARY CEMETERY

One does not make a special effort to visit Tutrakan. Located in an overlooked part of the Bulgarian Danube, this quiet town is nothing to write home about. Or is it?

Published in High Beam
Monday, 07 March 2016 14:46

ROMAN DANUBE

Europe's greatest river is dotted with ancient remains

Published in High Beam
Thursday, 24 September 2015 13:19

THE BEST BULGARIAN BRIDGES

Old and new, 'Roman,' Ottoman or Communist, this country's bridges span across rivers, epochs and cultures

Published in High Beam
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:13

BULGARIA'S FORTRESSES

Remnants of the Middle Ages, old fortifications sit atop sea cliffs, mountain peaks and river bends

Published in High Beam
Monday, 17 November 2014 14:33

TAKE THE B TRAIN

Danube city of Ruse houses charming display of railway history

Published in High Beam
Friday, 17 October 2014 10:45

OTTOMAN BULGARIA

Heritage from five centuries of imperial domination abounds throughout country

Published in High Beam
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 12:18

GOING DOWN THE DANUBE

Europe's second longest river washed Bulgaria's border but remains little known

Published in High Beam
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