Tag: World War I

Tsentralni Hali

Tsentralni HaliThe name of Tsentralni Hali (Central Food Halls)  comes from the famous Les Hales in Paris. It is built in 1909-1911 with more than 170 shops selling food.

Reopened in May 2000, after years of neglect and 3 years of restoration work, the Tsentralni Hali offers a clean, well-organised, modern version of the bazaar shopping experience. Read more


Simeon IIThe history of Bulgaria separates into four periods: First Bulgarian Kingdom (681 – 1018 AD); Second Bulgarian Kingdom (1185 – 1396 AD); Third Bulgarian Kingdom (1878 – 1945), and newest Bulgarian history.

The First Bulgarian Kingdom

Khan Asparuh found the first Bulgarian State in 681 by  as a leader of a union between the Slavs and the Proto-Bulgarians in their struggle against Byzantium. The following period between the 8th and the 10th centuries brought the political rise and territorial expansion. Read more


KoprivshtitsaIf you only ever visit one village in Bulgaria, then it really should be Koprivshtitsa. Hidden away among the foothills of the Sredna Gora mountains some 75 kilometers east of Sofia.

This bucolic highland settlement preserves more in the way of traditional Balkan architecture than anywhere else in the country.

Enriched by the proceeds of the local wool industry, Koprivshtitsa’s 19th-century merchants employed Bulgaria’s best painters and wood-carvers to adorn their houses, turning the village into a focus of the cultural upsurge known as the National Revival Period of Bulgaria. Read more