The 8th Wonder of the World Belogradchik, Bulgaria

When I came for the first time in Belogradchik, I stood a long time in front of the famous cliffs speechless. My mind was trying to find a concept, in which to grasp the unusual beauty of these nature made rock formations. This ancient place, a world passed through but not touched by the time, transported me through the ages and left me stunned. You can feel the spirit of the Old world, when people did not exist, walking in the broad spacy valleys, bottom of an ancient sea, which formed these unusual rocks. Then you can move on in the time when the people lived in the nearby caves as in the famous Magura and left tracks of their life and spirituality. Than this ancient place where the time and space continuum were overcome, lands you in I century AD, when a fortress was built at the highest point of the Belogradchik’s cliffs. I sincerely recommend to everyone, who wants to feel this adventure to come and to submerge in the fairy tale, in which we are living every day.

Belogradchik’s cliffs – Amazing, Unique, Awesome – whatever we would say for this natural masterpiece it would not be enough. If the cliffs were situated in a developed country, long time ago they would be appreciated as one of the wonders of the world. The Belogradchik’s cliffs represent rock formations with height up to 200 m, which surround the town of Belogradchik. Before over than 230 million of years the sandy-marble rocks have formed and later they were flooded by an ancient sea. Millions of years over the rocks settled down sand, gravel and clay, brought in the sea from the rivers. With the time these materials formed sediment, which later has cemented in a clay-sand-marble solder, forming the base material of the Belogradchik’s cliffs are build. Later they were exposed to an iron oxide, which has made their specific red-brown color. During the time mountain “Stara planina” has uplifted this region started to dry out. In its highest points, in the rock formation appeared cracks, through which the water flowed. Because of their unequal hardness, the Belogradchik’s cliffs disintegrated unequally, creating the whimsical forms of the cliffs. In the clay-sandy-marble cement has formed over 100 caves, rich of cave formations, abysses, and interesting fauna.

Guesthouse Bedrock is perfect hosting place for people visiting the town. It has very strategical location with short access to all important parts of the town and the county side. The house has magnificent view toward the Belogradchik’s cliffs and the fortress “Kaleto”. In immediate vicinity are two of the most restaurants and central square is just on 5 minutes walk, though in the same time the house is located in a quiet spot.

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