Bulgaria (DK Eyewitness Travel) by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

The lavishly illustrated DK Eyewitness shuttle advisor: Bulgaria is all you must stopover at this unusually undiscovered nation wealthy in typical assets, heritage and tradition. take in the various flavors of Bulgaria sector through quarter, from Bulgaria's capital, Sofia, to the traditional geographical region villages of Koprivshtitsa and Veliko Turnovo. points of interest, shores, markets and fairs are indexed city through city.

DK Eyewitness commute advisor: Bulgaria comprises three-D cutaway illustrations, flooring plans, and reconstructions of must-see points of interest, plus full-color urban maps help you discover the capital and areas extensive. Walks, scenic routes, and thematic excursions allow you to utilize the country's unbelievable mountain levels and dramatic Black Sea sea coast. specific gains clarify the historical past, cultural history, conventional gala's and native delicacies to make sure you won't leave out a specific thing.

With 1000's of full-color pictures, hand-drawn illustrations and customized maps that brighten each web page, DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: Bulgaria exhibits you this nation as not anyone else can.

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The most important name-day of the year, and a celebration for everyone called Ivan or Ivana, or any of its derivatives. Kukeri processions (14 Jan), Pernik, Radomir and Breznik. Costumed participants in Trifon Zarezan, the vine-pruning festival February Trifon Zarezan (1 or 15 Feb, depending on region). Vinepruning festival celebrated in all of Bulgaria’s wine-growing areas. Vineyards are sprinkled with the previous season’s wine to ensure an even better crop in the coming year. Freshly baked bread and roast chicken are the traditional food served.

In 1393 Sultan Bayezid sacked Veliko Tûrnovo, killed Ivan Shishman, and effectively wiped Bulgaria from the map. In the anti-Ottoman crusade of 1396, King Sigismund of Hungary sought to liberate Bulgaria but was defeated by Bayezid at Nikopol. The Rise of the Another crusade, led by Tombul Mosque and Ottoman Turks King Wladyslaw Jagiello of minaret in Shumen Poland, met a similar fate Anatolia in the early 14th century was made up of a patchwork of at Varna in 1444. Nine years later, the fall Turkish tribal states, the most successful of Constantinople, last outpost of the being the Ottoman Turk.

Kurban Bayram (variable; falls in Oct in 2014, and Sep in 2015 and 2016), Muslim areas. Feasting to commemorate the Sacrifice of Abraham. Kinomania Film Festival (Nov). bg). BULGARIA THROUGH THE YEAR  41 Average monthly temperature °C 30 °F 90 25 80 20 70 15 60 10 50 5 40 0 30 -5 20 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Temperature Chart Thanks to the Black Sea, the coast avoids extremes of hot and cold. High areas are cooler all year round, but in valleys, such as along the Danube, it can be stifling in summer and icy in winter.

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