If you look at my Instagram account you’ll see photos of Bulgaria that will really make you want to visit and explore this unique European country. This site and along with my social profiles is focused on popularizing Bulgaria and its beauty and why it will be the next top travel destination.

Making plans for your next travel but still not sure where to go? After spending some time on my blog you’ll definitely have a clear idea for your next destination.

Photos of Bulgaria to make You Want to Visit

Bulgaria is a country with rich history, white sandy beaches, stunning mountains and delicious food.

Adding to this its affordability for tourists there is no doubt why you should visit this Balkan country.

Get to know your motherland and you will fall in love with it!

Aleko Konstantinov

Let’s take a look at some photos of Bulgaria from some of the top Instagram accounts focused on Bulgaria.

Also Read: 10 Reasons Why Visit Bulgaria

Bolata Beach

Bolata Beach one of the Best Beaches in Bulgaria

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Bolata Beach is located in the Bolata bay in the northern part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast near the village of Bulgarevo, and is part of the Kaliakra Reserve. This beach is a quite unique little cove with a near-perfect semi-circle of sand, and it is one of the very few beaches in the area.

The European Best Destinations site ranked the Bulgarian beach Bolata among the best holiday destinations in Europe. 


Shabla Bulgaria

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Shabla is a and seaside town and resort located in northeastern Bulgaria, Black Sea side, and part of Dobrich Province. Just 5 km from the town there is Shabla has an extensive white sand beach. Nearby are the salt-water Lake Shabla and Bulgaria’s easternmost point, Cape Shabla.

Sinemorets Veleka Beach

Sinemorets Veleka Beach

© Instagram | @alevchukbg

Sinemorets Veleka Beach is located near the Sinemorets village and seaside resort translated as “place on the blue sea” on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, where the river Veleka flows into the sea.

Sinemorets is part of Tsarevo Municipality, Burgas Province, and it is located in the very southeast of Bulgaria close to the border with Turkey.

Old Plovdiv

old Plovdiv Photos of Bulgaria

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Plovdiv is situated in south-central Bulgaria crossing by the Maritsa River. It is the second-largest city in Bulgaria, located in the historical region of Thrace. The city has a long history dating back to the 6th millennium BCE. In 2019, Plovdiv was selected as the Bulgarian host of the European Capital of Culture.

Rhodope Mountains

Rhodope Mountains

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The Rhodope Mountains are a mountain range in Southeastern Europe, with over 83% or over 14,735 square kilometers of its area in southern Bulgaria and the remainder in Greece. The Rhodopes are part of the Rila-Rhodope massif with fifteen reserves in the region, including some of which are under UNESCO protection.

Traditional Bulgarian architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries, a rich cultural heritage including ancient Thracian sites such as Perperikon, Tatul and Belintash, characterize the rich history of the Rhodopes.

Rila monastery and the river valley

Rila monastery and the river valley

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The Rila Monastery was founded in the 10th century by the hermit St. Ivan of Rila, during the rule of Tsar Peter I (927-968) and is a must-visit tourist attraction in Bulgaria. The Monastery is one of Bulgaria’s most important historical, cultural, and architectural monuments.


Sofia Bulgaria

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Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria, situated at the foot of Vitosha mountain. The city has many mineral springs with the most popular being the Sofia Central Mineral Baths. The city has a long history of human habitation dating back to at least 7000 BC.

Sofia was Europe’s most affordable capital to visit in 2013 and it has been named one of the top ten best places for start-up businesses in the world, especially in information technologies.


Zlatograd Photos of Bulgaria

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Zlatograd is located in Southern-central Bulgaria in a valley formed between the eastern and central massif of the Rhodope mountains. In the center of the town with a population of over 7000, you’ll find the open-air museum Zlatograd Ethnographic Areal Complex with an ethnographic museum, workshops and an exhibition of water equipment.

Lavender Fields near Dobrich

Lavender Fields near Dobrich Bulgaria

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Bulgaria is the world’s number one producer of lavender for high-quality essential oils, since 2018, overtaking France in both essential oil output and cultivation. The Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil has high quality and strong aroma and finds many applications products for relaxing and refreshing, and helps to relieve the distress of muscle pain.

Ivan Vazov National Theatre, Sofia

Sofia capital of Bulgaria

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The Ivan Vazov National Theatre is the oldest and Bulgaria’s national theatre, located in the center of the capital city of Bulgaria, Sofia. The theater was opened on 3 January 1907 and is named after the prominent writer Ivan Vazov.

Balkan Mountains

Balkan Mountains

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Balkan Mountains or also called Stara Planina are a mountain range that runs 557 km from the Vrashka Chuka Peak on the Bulgarian-Serbian border eastward through central Bulgaria reaching Cape Emine on the Black Sea. This is where the name of the peninsular came from – Balkan Peninsula.

Fotinski Waterfall

Fotinski Waterfall

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Fotinski Waterfall is located in the Western part of the Rhodope Mountains just 4km from the village Fotinovo. The waterfall is a picturesque water cascade located at an altitude of 880 meters above sea level with a total height of about 30 m. It consists of three falls with the highest – 16 – 18 m.

Lakatnik Rocks


© Instagram | @marriyast

Lakatnik rocks are located near a small village Lakatnik in Svoge Municipality. The village is near the train station on the train line Sofia – Mezdra. The Lakatnik cliffs is a place where climbers test their skills and it offers an astonishing view of the village.

Belogradchik Rocks

Belogradchik Rocks

© Instagram | @yordannedialkov

The Belogradchik Rocks Photos of Bulgaria are one of the most popular on Instagram. Also called Belogradchishki skali are located on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains and are a popular tourist destination, and are a group of strangely shaped sandstone and conglomerate rock formations.

The rocks vary in height and color and can reach up to 200 m in height with primarily red to yellow colors.


Apriltsi Lovech

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This small town Apriltsi is located in the vicinity of the highest part of Stara Planina mountain, in Lovech Province, Central-North Bulgaria. Apriltsi is a developing tourist resort in the region due to its location at the valley of Botev Peak in the Balkan Mountains, and close to other peaks in the area such as Maragidik and Triglav.

What are Your Amazing Photos of Bulgaria?

Let me know what are the amazing places you have visited in Bulgaria or if you know some other interesting facts or places. Tag @stunning_bulgaria on Instagram and hashtag it #stunning_bulgaria.

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