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The Belogradchik rocks attract more tourists

VisitBulgaria.net, November 01, 2013

Belogradchik marks 12% increase in the number of tourists for 2013, reported the mayor of the town.

Due to financial problems, the municipality cannot allocate advertising budget for its sights, however, interest in them is growing and the local authorities aim to reach 100 000 visitors per year.

At present the fortress is being restored under a project funded by the European Regional Development Program valued at BGN 3 M.

The Belogradchik Rocks, located near the northwest Bulgarian town of Belogradchik, are miraculous sandstone and limestone rock formations of up to 200 m in height with various shapes resulting from erosion. They form a strip which is 30 km in length and 3 km in width in the northwestern part of the Stara Planina (Balkan) Mountain.

Every single rock is named after a real object that it resembles. The rock range varies in color. The Belogradchik Rocks were declared a natural landmark in 1949. The ancient Belogradchik fortress is also located among the rocks.

In 2009, the Bulgarian natural phenomenon was included in The New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign organized by the Swiss non-profit New7Wonders Foundation.

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