Culture and wildlife with recognition

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Culture and wildlife with recognition


UNESCO’s World Cultural and Wildlife Heritage List currently includes nine Bulgarian landmarks – seven cultural and two natural wonders:

The Madara Horseman – a monumental bas-relief hewn into the sheer rock, the only one of its kind in Europe;

The Kazanluk Thracian tomb and Sveshtari Thracian tomb – two unique monuments of Thracian art;

The Boyana Church – marking the beginnings of portrait painting in European art;

The majestic Rila Monastery – largest monastery in the Balkans;

The ancient Nessebur – museum-town situated on a rocky peninsula, linked with mainland by a narrow isthmus;

The Rock Monasteries near the village of Ivanovo – a natural museum of mediaeval Bulgarian painting;

The Pirin National Park and Sreburna Wildlife Reserve.