What you need to know before traveling to Balkan Mountains

Visitors to Balkan Mountains can tell you this range is a continuation of the Carpathian Mountains. The Bulgarians call them Stara Planina or Old Mountains. Visit the highest peak in the range – Musala. The peaks trekkers come to see include Musala and Botev. This requires more than a weekend. The Balkan Mountains, however, also offer other attractions. In Sofia, you can find several museums including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of History and the National Archaeological Museum. There are many churches to look at including the Sveta Nedelya Cathedral and St. Nicolai Russian Church. Venture out to visit the Boyanna Waterfall or spend a day at National Park.

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