At the Heart of the Bulgarian Mountains

A film about the mountains and the nature of Bulgaria.

Movie: Au Coeur des Montagnes Bulgares, 44′, 2015.

Author: Barbara Gayler

Language: French

 

From the Balkan to Rhodopes, these unknown massifs reveal the wonders of their landscapes. We discover the village of Septemvri, starting point of a charming narrow gauge railway, Belitsa Bear Park and the Orthodox monastery of Rila, a UNESCO heritage site.

Located in northern Bulgaria, the Balkan gave its name to the whole peninsula. In the south lie the alpine massif of the Rila Mountains and the very green one of Rhodopes. Not far from Sofia, Vratsa is a rock climbing paradise. To the west, the village of Septemvri is the starting point of a charming narrow gauge railway. Further, one can discover the bears park of Belitsa before reaching the Orthodox monastery of Rila, a UNESCO heritage site.

 

Watch the movie online on ARTE TV websitе.

 

Author: Lyuben Grancharov

“The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page” (Augustine of Hippo). I enjoy filling up the page, called “Bulgaria”, both working as a guide and writing about the mountains of Bulgaria on this blog.