Khans, Tzars, Orpheus, Spartacus, Thracians, Levski, Botev … All of them start with capital ‘B’ for Bulgaria. These are also the places that you can see on your Bulgaria vacations.
Bulgaria is the Thracians – great warriors and horsemen that were feared and outsiders respected them. It is also the country of accomplished artists and farmers who grew wealthy from trading jewelry, copper and gold. Their fierce weaponry is in archaeological museums around the country. Anyone who likes to see it, can do it there. Many tombs, discovered mainly in central Bulgaria – the region of Kazanlak and Shipka, reveal the Thracians’ rituals, their beliefs. A gold mask and a bronze head of a Thracian King have been found there.
Places to see and things to do on Bulgaria vacations are waiting you to discover them. These are Rila Mountain that gave home to the Rila Monastery, the magnificent holy cloister, unity of spirituality, culture and nature. Then Rupite – a source of energy. Also the medieval archaeological complex Perperikon – the ancient monumental megalithic structures. Certainly the ‘Kukeri’ Festival – costumed men who perform rituals intending to scare the evil away and to announce the coming of spring. Another one is Nestinarstvo – a fire ritual that barefoot men and women (nestinari) perform on zharava (smouldering embers)… Visit Bulgaria and experience these places and take more mystical Bulgaria tours!
Bulgaria vacations in the sea of events, Golden times
Yes, good foundations had been laid. Time for the invaders and conquerors. First the Greeks, followed by the Scythians. Then the Romans, Byzantines and the Turks. (Istanbul guided tours) Nobody had ever spared Bulgaria. All of them left their indelible marks on the lands of that country. For us, the successors, to see, learn and know our Bulgaria travel experience.
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The ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’ is impatient to see you enjoying your Bulgaria vacation
Bulgaria vacation in Nessebar– the scent of the sea and of journey through times long since passed
Often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Black Sea’ and ‘Bulgaria’s Dubrovnik’, Nessebar is more like a magical and timeless feeling than a resort. Windmills, ancient fortresses and sea depths that keep ancient secrets… This is not a fairytale for times long since passed but the decor of a modern and contemporary town – Nessebar, perfect for a great Bulgaria vacation and private tour Bulgaria.
Nessebar is a town with ancient and rich history. İt is in the central part of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, about 30 km away from Burgas. The ancient part of the town is situated on a peninsula connected to the mainland by a narrow man-made isthmus. Variety of different civilizations, that occupied the place, left their marks. As a result, in 1983 UNESCO included Nessebar in its list of World Heritage Sites. This is due to the abundance of historic buildings in the town. Thus it made the town a desired place for a memorable holiday in Bulgaria.
Enjoy the ‘multi-coloured’ Bulgaria tourism in Nessebar
The hard task is for the tourists now – how to capture all the beauty of Nessebar!? With a camera, through knowledge or experience, or simply by touching an ancient stone… Or why not use all of these and plunge into the adventure of living Nessebar.
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These bankers, especially Avram Kamondo, was financing the defense expenses of the Ottoman Empire in the Crimean War between the years 1853 and 1856. Avram Kamondo had very close relations with all the grand viziers of the period, and even his intimate friendship with Mustafa Resit Pasha was not a secret to anyone. He also served as the financial consultant of Mustafa Resit Pasha. He was awarded the title “Count” as to be assigned to his son after his death in 1867 by the Kingdom of Italy as a result of his close relations with King Vittorio Emmanuelle II of Italy and the contributions he had wade. “The first person with foreign-nationality who achieved the permission to buy real estate in the Ottoman State” is Avram Kamondo.
In addition to his financial businesses. Kamondo had also
developed a lot of projects about his congregation. The Jewish community during
1830’s was so illiterate and ignorant that “any Jewish person who learned a different
language was to be deemed he changed his religion”. Avram Kamondo took the
leadership and management of the congregation. He was aware of the modern
education in Europe as he very frequently visited there. He anticipated a
modern elementary school where Turkish, French and Hebrew would be taught. The
school which was established in Haskoy, Piripasa started schooling in 1854.
However, it was not welcomed by some reactionary rabbis and
fanatic congregation, so he decided to withdraw among the cries “we are loosing
our religion!” Upon death of his only son in 1866, Avram Kamondo decided
to move to Paris with his grandchildren in 1872. He passed away in his manor in
Paris the next year. He willed to be buried in Istanbul and therefore Avram
Kamondo’s body was brought to Istanbul with the help of the Ottoman State. He
was buried in the mausoleum he had built beforehand. He was so much loved by
Istanbul people that on the day his body was brought to Istanbul, all the
personnel in the stock exchange and finance institutions ceased their work
while Jewish people were in mourning. The tradesmen in Galata. and Golden Horn
also closed their shops.
After Avram Kamondo’s settlement in Paris, on the other
hand, his bank in Istanbul shrunk its businesses. It was closed in 1910’s.
Family members carried on living in Paris and contribute to works of art. The
great wealth of the family disappeared with the break of World War II and all
the members of the family were sent to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Kamondo’s,
who were one of the richest families in the world once, shook deeply with the
death of Avram Kamondo and ended up in a tragically in a concentration camp…
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