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Bulgaria’s intangible cultural heritage

From carpet-weaving to fire-dancing.

Monasteries, mountains and magnificent architecture: the best of Bulgaria

What not to miss on a visit to this culturally rich country.

Welcome to Bulgaria: a land of magnificent monasteries

While some are a carnival of colour, others are characterised by a serene tranquillity.

Burgas Wetlands: the birding Mecca

This area is attractive to birdwatchers all year round.

Annie Kay first visited Bulgaria in 1974 and continues to be a regular visitor. She has been the Chairman of the British-Bulgarian Society since 2010 and received an award from the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture in 2013 for her contribution to popularizing Bulgarian culture in Britain. She writes for a variety of magazines on Bulgarian topics and for 16 years wrote the Bulgarian section of Mitchell Beazley’s best-selling Pocket Guide to Wine. She is a part-time resident of central Sofia, where she recently undertook a project with the deputy mayor to create information boards about the historic and unusual trees in her local park.

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