Bulgaria is well known for its large number of historical sites. Most of these iconic sites are cultural heritage of the country, representing the history of Bulgaria right from the periods of Thracians past the middle age and finally down to the Ottoman period. These sites are visited by thousands of tourists from various parts of the world. These historical sites present fascinating facts about Bulgaria that will amaze you whenever to set eyes on them. If you are planning to come down to Bulgaria, we present to your three historical sites which you will love to visit.
The Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari
If you want to have a feel of the genetic craft and sculptural magic, you should visit the tomb of Cestari. This tomb is an ancient site used for royal burials. The tomb, unlike that of Kaxanlak (which is widely recognised for its great frescoes), is known for its uniqueness and scriptural class. The royal burial site was built in the 3rd century for the burial of a very rich ruler of the gate; the chief was buried along with his five horses.
This great historical site is located in the northeast of Razgrad, in a very remote environment. If you are visiting the tomb for the first time you can travel to Razgrad or the little Isperih on a bus from the city of Sofia and finally move the Razgrad from there.
A fascinating part of the tombs sculptural decoration is the caryatids (10 column designed as women) but around the burial chamber. The columns have the upper body of a woman and look like a flower from the lower body. This craft is attributed to the fact that the Getae’s transitioned from ancient Greek of the north to the mythical Hyperboreans.
The Boyana Church
One of the ancient landmarks of a renaissance in Bulgaria is the Boyana church. This historical site is embedded outside the city of Sofia, shadowed by the forested mountain of Vitosha. The Boyana church is a little charming edifice with very significant importance to the people of Bulgaria. It represents the architectural style of the Bulgarian builders which inculcates the Byzantine style. The church is also a mix of both Bulgarian and renaissance style of church buildings. The origin of this historical masterpiece cannot be truly ascertained as the oldest parts of the church date back to over 1000 years.
The glory of this little wonder church lies in the interior. The interior of the church is very magnificent. All the walls of the interior are finished with frescoes from the medieval period. The most outstanding of all the layers is a covering from 1259 which features the lifelike depictions of Bulgarian culture, royalty, and nobility and Christian faith. These portraits look very real that you might even mistake them for the Renaissance work of art by Master Giotto.
These two historical sites are very much valued by the Bulgarians as it represents the two major periods of their history. When next you are in Bulgaria, be sure to visit these sites and have a good time learning history.