The town of Belogradchik is located 182 km. northwest from Sofia. Belogradchik is an old settlement when the Romans have built a fortress among the rocks, named “Kale” a fascinating memorial of history and ancient architecture.
Amazing views of the landscape are revealed from the highest part of the fortress.
The most interesting places in and around Belogradchik to visit are:
1. The Belogradchik Rocks – an unique natural phenomena. They are spread over an area that is 30 km long and 15 km wide. The fascinating stone sculptures have been formed for 200 million years. Every rock resembles silhouettes of people, ships, palaces, mushrooms, birds and animals, some of which rising up to 200 m high. Most of the rocks have their own names.
2. The Magurata cave – is one of the largest caves in Bulgaria, formed 3–4 millions years ago. The total length of the galleries, discovered till now, exceeds 2000 m. It consists of one main gallery and three side branches. The cave halls are enormous in size – over 200m long, 50m wide and 20m high. The cave offers excellent conditions for the production of champagne-like wines.
3. The Rabisha lake is next to the Magurata cave. This is the largest inland lake in Bulgaria. It is of tectonic origin and up to 35-40m deep. It offers perfect conditions for swimming and fishing.
You see there are many reasons to visit Belogradchik.