WHERE IN BULGARIA ARE YOU?

by Stamen Manolov

One of the telltale sights of the Bulgarian northern Black Sea coast, a lighthouse, is known to everyone who has set foot in the environs

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Perched on a rocky outcrop, it marks the easternmost point of Bulgaria. It was erected in the middle of the 19th century by a French company working on commission from the Ottoman sultan who was keen on modernising the outer reaches of his realm. The lighthouse survived many wars, natural disasters and political regimes, and it still stands where it was supposed to be originally. But – like at least a dozen other interesting, intriguing or bizarre sites in Bulgaria – you cannot visit it.

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