Category Archives: Bulgaria

Etar, Bulgaria

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I got this postcard from Dilyana from Bulgaria! She has also a very nice blog. Check it out ♥here♥

This card shows an open-air museum in Dilayanas hometown Etar. I love open air museums. They make you feel the history and the magic!!

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Sofia & Vitosha mountain, Bulgaria

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Jupiduu! My first postcard from Bulgaria! My collection is growing and growing!!! Thank you so much Irina!

Sofia is the capital and largest city of Bulgaria and the 15th largest city in the European Union with a population of around 1.2 million people. It is in western Bulgaria, at the foot of Mount Vitosha and approximately at the centre of the Balkan Peninsula.

Prehistoric settlements were excavated in the centre of the present city, near the royal palace, as well as in outer districts Slatina and Obelya. The well-preserved town walls (especially their substructures) date back before the 7th century BC, when Thracians established their city around a mineral spring, which exists to the present day. The city has had several names through its history. Its ancient name, Serdika or Serdica, derives from the local Celtic tribe of the serdi who inhabited the region since the 1st century BC. Serdica was a Roman capital during the tetrarchic system of government. During the Middle Ages, it was one of the major commercial centres of the Bulgarian Empire, along with Tarnovo. Sofia’s population remained small until 1879, when it was declared a capital of the Principality of Bulgaria after the Liberation of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule.

Sofia has been ranked by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network as a beta city. Many of the major universities, cultural institutions, and businesses of Bulgaria are concentrated in Sofia.

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