One of the attractions of properties for sale in Bulgaria, either to rent, live in or as an investment, is the country’s rich culture.
Bulgaria is located between Europe and Asia, in the North-Eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula with a rich history reflected in the country’s architecture, festivals, folklore and food.
The country borders Romania, Greece, Turkey, Serbia and Macedonia and dates back to the first Bulgarian Kingdom founded in 681. Its rich history makes Bulgaria a unique country to invest, and you can find historic properties for sale.
- 863 The brothers Cyril and Methodi created the Slavonic alphabet
- 864 Christianity is established as a state religion, contributing to the development of Bulgarian nationality
- 1018 - 1185 Bulgaria remained in the Byzantium Empire
- 1185 The Second Bulgarian Kingdom was declared after the end of Byzantium rule
- 1393 After fierce resistance the country fell under Turkish rule
- 1876 Bulgaria became free after the Russian-Turkish Liberation War.
- 1878 The state was separated into three parts after the Berlin Conference
- 1989 Bulgaria went through a peaceful transition from communist rule to democracy
- 1990 A new Parliament was elected after the first free elections in 50 years
Towns such as Melnik and Veliko have preserved their historic 18th and 19th century buildings. One of the bonuses of the sheer volume of properties for sale in Bulgaria is the diversity of architecture.
There are wonderfully preserved houses from the Bulgarian renaissance featuring bay windows, ornate ceilings and hand painted murals.
Narrow cobbled streets, and old stone Roman and Turkish bridges all add a rustic charm and tradition to some villages in the Balkan Mountains.
Religious art can be found in churches and monasteries across Bulgaria, including the famous Zahari Zograph who painted magnificent frescos in Rila, Troyan and Bachkovski. The Boyana Church near Sofia boasts murals dating from 1259, some of the earliest in the world.
The country’s modern art is also inspiring, and the work of artists Vladamir Dimitrov and Dimitar Kazakhov has been exhibited all over the world.
Folk musicBulgarian folk music has inspired musicians such as George Harrison and Kate Bush. The complex harmonies and throaty quality create a unique style, featuring the sounds of flutes, guitar and violin-like instruments.
Bulgaria is more than an attraction for property investors; many people buy properties for sale in order to live in a unique culture and experience its lifestyle.
Bulgarian customs date back to ancient times when men tried to appease nature with ancient rituals such as fire dancing – barefoot on hot embers, in the belief it would expel illness.
Christmas and New Year are merrily celebrated, along with more unusual dates. Martenitsi celebrates the coming of spring, where Bulgarians give their family red and white threaded tassels to symbolise health and happiness.
If you are planning to invest in properties for sale in Bulgaria, than there is a fascinating rich and varied culture waiting for you to explore.
If you want to find out more about how you can experience a new life in Bulgaria, or simply wish to invest in the diverse properties for sale in Bulgaria, than telephone The Bulgarian Property Company on 00359 886 234 289 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We can take the headache out of buying abroad with our extensive local knowledge of the logistics of buying in Bulgaria, including the legal and financial pitfalls.