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Polezhan Peak (2851 m)
Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria

10. Polezhan Peak (2851 m)

Polezhan (old name Mangar Tepe) is the highest granite peak (2851 meters) in the Pirin Mountains and the fourth highest after Vihren, Kutelo and Banski Suhodol (all three are marble peaks). The closest mountain hut is Hizha Bezbog named after Bezbog which lies near Polezhan.

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Bezbog Peak (2645 m)
Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria

9. Bezbog Peak (2645 m)

Peak Bezbog is a granite peak in the Pirin Mountain, 2645 meters high. Nearby is Mount Polejan. On the east begins Bezbojki ridge. He embraces Bezbojki lakes. Throught his ridge passes a trail from Bezbog hut to Popovo Lake.

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Rozhen Observatory
Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

8. Rozhen Observatory

Rozhen Observatory is a Bulgarian astronomical observatory, located 90 kilometers south of the city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The nearest town, Chepelare, is 15 kilometers away. It is owned and operated by the Institute of Astronomy of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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Devetashka Cave
Devetaki Village, Bulgaria

7. Devetashka Cave

Devetashka cave is one of the largest caves in Bulgaria. It was discovered in 1921 and the total length is 2442 meters, the total area is 20400 m2, height - 60 meters. It is located near the village of Devetaki and on the river Osam. The cave is home to thousands of bats. There are two branches, one in the flow stream and the other is dry and warm. Arches at the entrance are impressive.

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Basarbovo Monastery
Ruse, Bulgaria

6. Basarbovo Monastery

Basarbovo Monastery (Басарбовски манастир) - the Monastery of Saint Dimitar Basarbowski - is a Bulgarian-orthodox cave monastery near the city of Ruse in north-eastern Bulgaria. It has the same name as the nearby village of Basarbovo and lies about 35 meters above sea level above the river Rusenski Lom, south of the Danube.

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Lovech Fortress
Lovech, Bulgaria

5. Lovech Fortress

Lovech fortress is located on a hill Hissar in the southern part of Lovech. The fortress is from the Roman Empire, when the territory of Lovech today is built and operated Roman road station called Presidium. The castle is one of the last captured by the Ottoman Turks in Bulgaria.

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Okoto Lake
Rila Mountain, Bulgaria

4. Okoto Lake

Okoto Lake (The Eye Lake) is one of the Seven Rila Lakes. It has a depth of 37.5 m and is located at 2440 m above sea level. It is also known by the name Sarceto Lake (The Heart Lake). Okoto Lake is drained from the north-eastern end to the Bliznaka Lake. The Seven Rila Lakes (Bulgarian: Седем рилски езера) are a group of glacial lakes, situated in the northwestern Rila Mountains in Bulgaria. They are the most visited group of lakes in Bulgaria. The lakes are situated between 2100 and 2500 m elevation above sea level.

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Bacho Kiro Cave
Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

3. Bacho Kiro Cave

The Bacho Kiro cave is situated 5 kilometers west of the town Dryanovo, Bulgaria, only 300 meters away from the Dryanovo Monastery. It is embedded in the exquisit canyons of the Andaka and Dryanovo River. The first tourists entered the cave in 1938, two years before it was actually called the Bacho Kiro cave after the Bulgarian National Revival enlightener Bacho Kiro.

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Belogradchik Fortress
Belogradchik, Bulgaria

2. Belogradchik Fortress

The Belogradchik Fortress (Bulgarian: Белоградчишка крепост), also known as Kaleto (The Fortress from Turkish kale), is an ancient fortress close to the northwestern Bulgarian town of Belogradchik and the primary cultural and historical tourist attraction of the town, drawing, together with the Belogradchik Rocks, the main flow of tourists into the region. It is one of the best-preserved strongholds in Bulgaria and a cultural monument of national importance.

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Ovech Fortress
Provadia, Bulgaria

1. Ovech Fortress

Ovech fortress is situated east of the present city Provadia. Located on the mountain plateau above the city bearing the name Kaleto. The fortress was built by the Byzantines and functions from IV century to the beginning of VII century, after that nearly a century it is not active. Occupation and re-started from the XI century to the end of the XVII century. Zenith, however, suffered during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. The Byzantines called the fortress - Provaton, Bulgarians - Ovech and Turks - Tash Hisar (stone fortress). In the historical chronicles of the XII century was mentioned by name Burfanta.

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