If you are in northern Bulgarian, I recommend stopping by Troyan Monastery. It is definitely worth a couple of hours of your time.
Walking up to it, the entrance is fairly simplistic, which is to be expected from a monastery.
Hitar Pitar is a quaint little restaurant and hotel in the village of Beli Osam in Bulgaria (close to the Troyan Monastery). It has a neat collection of decorative artifacts that make for an interesting collection of photos.
The restaurant is located on the banks of the Beli Osam river.
Tsarevets fortress was a medieval stronghold of the erstwhile Second Bulgarian Empire located near the city of Veliko Tarnovo (which was also the capital city of that empire). While the fortress is in ruins, the recent reconstructions and restorations make it worth visiting.
The fortress itself is situated on top of a hill of the same name. The stronghold consisted of two forts, one on each hill. You can see the ruins of the second fort on the hill in the left hand side of the photograph above. The second fort is not reconstructed well enough to attract tourists.
Let’s step inside.