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Monday, October 17, 2016


The Belogradchik Rocks are a group of strangely shaped sandstone and conglomerate rock formations located on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains (Stara Planina) near the town of Belogradchik in northwest Bulgaria. The rocks vary in color from primarily red to yellow; some of the rocks reach up to 200 m in height. Many rocks have fantastic shapes and are associated with interesting legends. They are often named for people or objects they are thought to resemble. The Belogradchik Rocks have been declared a Natural Landmark by the Bulgarian government and are a major tourist attraction in the region.

The Belogradchik Rocks extend from the village of Rabisha in the west to the village of Belotintsi in the east.
The central group of rocks is situated just to the south and adjacent to the town of Belogradchik. Here are located the most interesting and impressive formations which are as follows:
  • Adam and Eve
  • The Mushrooms
  • The Schoolgirl
  • The Bear
  • The Dervish
  • The Shepherd Boy
  • The Lion
  • The Camel
  • The Madonna
  • The Horseman
  • The Monks
  • The goddess Bendida
  • The Rebel Velko
The second group of rocks lies to the west of Belogradchik. The rocks are of the Alpine variety and are surrounded by steep precipices. The most famous of these rocks are:
  • Zbegovete 
  • Erqupriya
  • Boritch

The third group of rocks lies 4 km. to the east of Belogradchik and includes the rocks around the Latin Gate and the Lipenik Cave.

The fourth group of rocks lies between the villages of Borovitsa and Falkovets. These rocks include:
  • The Pine Stone
  • The Bee Stone
  • The Torlak
  • The Maid’s Rock.

The fifth group of rocks lies between the villages of Gyurgich and Belotintsi.

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