Culture of Bulgaria
The country is competing with other worthyforeign "All-Russian maritime health resorts" not only rich in beaches, fruit and hot sun. For fans of historical and archaeological monuments of Bulgarian culture - that the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet, and ancient monasteries, decorated with ceramic masterpieces of icon painting, and music festivals on the Black Sea.
From Neolithic to the present day
All the architectural monuments, located in Bulgaria, have a long history. They are carefully maintained, so that each guest could see the country's immortal works of Balkan artists:
- Varna necropolis was built no earlier thanseven thousand years ago. It buried priests and nobles, and simple artisans, and the value of archaeological artifacts recovered from tombs here, is very significant.
- Sveshtari Tomb, found in the northeast of the country dates back to III century BC The burial chamber is decorated with carved stone figures of women, and the walls are covered with paintings.
- Madara Horseman carved on a steep 23-meter cliff at the beginning of the VIII century on the orders of Khan Tervel and depicting Slavic god Svyatovit.
- Rila Monastery, built in the tenth century andprotected by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage. Particularly famous for the frescoes of the monastery, and the shrines are revered relics of the founder of St. John of Rila and the miraculous icon of Hodegetria.
The same Cyril and Methodius
Famous brothers, Christian preachersIt made an enormous contribution, not only in Bulgaria, culture, but also in general to the development of the Slavic peoples. They belong to the idea of creation of the Cyrillic alphabet and put it into practice. After the death of their brothers, colleagues and students engaged in translations from Greek and Bulgarians give books like the Gospel, the Psalms and the Apocalypse. Literary banner was picked up at the end of the IX century Preslav Literary School, which the Bulgarians consider the origins of the development of literature.
In the XV century it was written by great epicliterary works: heroic ballads that tell of the struggle for independence from the Turks, and household epic, where the protagonists invariably become husband and wife and mother-in-harmful.
Under the sounds of bagpipes
Bulgarian Culture - it and its folk music,wherein special perky, lively and energetic. Dancing Bulgarians usually collective, but performers accompany the musicians playing the bagpipes, the vestibule, kaval or gadulka. No holiday day city festival or folk festival is complete without performances of local dance group.