Bulgaria is an ancient country with a rich and diversified cultural and historical heritage.

Located at the strategically important crossroad between Europe, the Middle East and the Mediterranean, the area has been inhabited since ancient times. Here, different cultures, customs and religions interweave and interact with the tribes and people who lived on these lands. Numerous historical and architectural artefacts testify to the rich cultural and historical wealth of the country, among which the Varna necropolis (4000 BC), preserved the world’s oldest processed gold; the Thracian tombs and sanctuaries with the world-famous gold treasures – examples of jewellery craftsmanship; the Panagyurishte gold treasure; numerous Greek, Roman and Byzantine monuments of antiquity; the architectural and historical complexes and reserves – Pliska, Preslav, Tarnovo, Koprivshtitsa, Zheravna, Bozhentsi, Melnik, and many others.