The Belogradchik region is becoming an attractive destination for visitors. In 2008, the city was chosen as a national winner in the EDEN program contest as an excellent tourist destination, thanks to its rich Thracian heritage and spectacular landscapes.
We organize visits to this area, routes between its impressive rocks where you can take unique photographs. The guide-translator who accompanies you will take you through the best paths and will discover their history and legends., here almost every rock has something to tell…
The Belogradchik Rocks were sculpted by nature for more than 200 millions of years. Its reddish color is due to the content of iron oxide. They are rocky works very varied in shape and size that are erected at more than 100 meters high. Pollution and rock climbing are prohibited in the main area occupied by the Belogradchik Rocks.
Even these rocks can be reached by a well marked path, suitable for vehicles. Along with the huge cut rocks, here you can also see deep abysses. At different times the rocks were used as natural protection against the Byzantines and the Ottomans. More than a hundred steps can be seen, dug in the rocks, that are preserved to this day. In many places, there are also remains of buildings, walls, pieces of bricks, pottery shards, etc.
Around there are rocks with strange shapes, that resemble giant sphinxes, monkey heads, mummies, domes of mosques, winged dragons and others. Among the folds of the rocks of Belogradchik, the ancient romans built a fortress, which was later used by the Bulgarians and the Ottomans. It is called the Belogradchik Fortress. In 2007, the Belogradchik Rocks were nominated in the contest "The New Seven Wonders of the World" and occupied one of the first positions, although they did not qualify for the final.
Just 100 meters from the Belogradchik Fortress is the Astronomical Observatory that has three telescopes, through which visitors can observe the night sky.
Another natural attraction of the Belogradchik region, located about 20 km from town of Belogradchik, It is the Cave of Magura, which is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Bulgaria, with cave paintings from ago 8.000 years.