We will start tour after we pick you up at your hotel in Sofia. Visit the Vrana residence which is only 15 minutes away from Sofia. Next stop will be the Tsari Mali Grad complex. After some sightseeing and lunch, we will continue to Borovets resort, where Bistritsa royal residence is located. Before returning to Sofia enjoy the tour of the hunting palace.
Vrana palace is located on the outskirts of the capital city of Sofia, and its park covers an area of around 100 hectares. A modern two-storey villa, was built at the royal estate in 1906. The architectural design combines an exquisite interpretation of the Plovdiv baroque with Viennese decorative elements - the construction of the residence building was coupled with land development for farming purposes and related construction work on large areas. Greenhouses and even a small zoo were built. The Vrana Park and palace in their artistic fusion represent a masterpiece of Bulgarian landscape architecture and the art of gardening.
The Tsari Mali Grad fortress, restored just few years ago, is an ancient and early medieval military complex and residence. It is located on a vast area, just 50 kilometers from Sofia and it guards the ancient church of “St. Spas" along with some amazing collections, which allow the visitors travel back in time. Tsari Mali Grad was recognized as one of the important historical landmarks in Bulgaria.
Built in 1905, the hunting residence Bistritsa was erected in a typically Alpine style. In that time, it looked impressive with its stylistic expression and the way it blended in the surrounding nature. The second building – the Palace, erected between 1911 and 1914, is architectural expression of a marvelous combination of elements and details, close to the time of Revival in Bulgaria. In its time, the Tsarska Bistritsa Complex provided a new benchmark for the national architecture in terms of modern dimensions.