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Rozhen Observatory
Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

10. 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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Snezhanka Cave
Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

9. Snezhanka Cave

Snezhanka (Snow White) is a cave located in the Rhodope Mountains, some 5 kilometers away from the town of Peshtera, southern Bulgaria. It was discovered in 1961. To reach it requires a half an hour uphill. Some of the most beautiful cave formations in Bulgaria can be seen inside.

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8. Etara

The Etar Architectural-Ethnographic Complex (usually referred to as Etara) is an open-air museum and a neighbourhood of Gabrovo (8 km south of its center) in northern Bulgaria. It is located on the northern edge of the Bulgarka Nature Park, between the park and the city of Gabrovo. It presents the Bulgarian customs, culture and craftsmanship.

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Polezhan Peak (2851 m)
Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria

7. 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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Lovech Fortress
Lovech, Bulgaria

6. 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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Anevo Fortress
Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

5. Anevo Fortress

The Anevo Fortress or Kopsis is a medieval castle in central Bulgaria, the ruins of which are located some 3 km from the village of Anevo in Sopot Municipality, Plovdiv Province. Constructed in the first half of the 12th century, it lies on a steep hilltop at the southern foot of the Balkan Mountains, not far from the Stryama river.

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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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Ovech Fortress
Provadia, Bulgaria

3. 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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Bacho Kiro Cave
Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

2. 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

1. 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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Tsepina Fortress, Bulgaria

At Tsepina Fortress have been excavated four large water storage tanks up to 10 m deep.

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