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The Bulgarian Landmarks in the UNESCO List of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage:


Kazanluk Tomb.
A Thracian tomb, dated to the late 4th-early 3rdcentury B.C. The murals in the burial chamber and in the corridor areof exclusive artistic value. The tomb is located in the Tyulbeto Hillnear the town of Kazanluk.

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Ivanovo Rock Churches.
A rock monastery compound ofthe Holy Archangel Michael, with partially preserved churches. Themurals in the Church of the Holy Virgin have been described as some ofthe most significant achievements of 14th century Bulgarianmedieval art. The churches are located about 20 km away from the cityof Rouse, east of the village of Ivanovo, in the rocks of the RousenskiLom Nature Park.

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Boyana Church.
It has unique murals from 1259,considered among the masterpieces of medieval European painting. It is at a distance of about 8 km from the centre of the city of Sofia (in the Boyana residential district), in the foothills of Mount Vitosha.

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Madara Horseman.
A rock relief, cut into theMadara rocks on the northern slope of the Provadiisko Plateau at aheight of 23 m. This is the most significant monumental piece of artfrom the early Middle Ages, unique of its kind in European culturalhistory. It is close to the village of Madara, about 16 km away fromthe city of Shoumen.

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Rila Monastery.
The most impressive monastery compound in Bulgaria of exceptional architectural and artistic merits. Founded in the 10th century, rebuilt in the 13th-14th century, a literary centre in the 15th century and completed in its present-day striking appearance during the 19thcentury. A spiritual centre of the Bulgarian people, it is located inthe Northwest part of the Rila Mountain, about 20 km from the town ofRila and about 120 km from Sofia.

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Nessebur, the old part of the town.
An architectural, historical and archaeological reserve at the BlackSea coast with valuable archaeological relics from different periods,original churches from the 5th to the 17th century and authentic National Revival Period houses.



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Sveshtari Tomb.

A Thracian tomb from the first half of the 3rd centuryB.C. The central burial chamber has exceptionally lavish decoration andimpressive caryatides in high relief. It is located close to thevillage of Sveshtari, 7 km northwest of the town of Isperih.

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Sreburna Reserve.
A biosphere reserve in the valley of theDanube, including the Sreburna Lake and its surroundings. It has been established for the preservation of rare plant and animal species. It is 16 km west of the town of Silistra.

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Pirin National Park.
It is part of the scenic Pirin Mountain. Located in the high partsof the Northern Mount Pirin, it is characterized by a specific reliefand an inimitable plant and animal world. It also incorporates theBayuvi Doupki-Dzhindzhiritsa Biosphere Reserve and the Yulen Reserve.

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