Vitosha

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Vitosha

 

a dome-shaped mountain massif in Bulgaria to which the suburbs of the city of Sofia extend. It has an elevation of 2,290 m (Mount Cherni-Vrakh). The Struma River originates in the Vitosha Mountains. With predominantly steep slopes, the massif is composed of crystalline rocks. Building stone (Vitosha syenite) is quarried here. There are broad-leaved deciduous, mixed, and coniferous forests as well as mountain meadows. Mineral springs are found in the foothills. The Vitosha is a national park and preserve with tourist facilities, rest homes, and a funicular.

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7 VODENITSATA RESTAUA RANT A 20-MINUTE drive from the centre of Sofia, nestling half way up Vitosha mountain, sits this cracking restaurant.
The snow is about 8 cm in Sofia, 30 cm at Charni Vrah summit of VItosha Mountain, 25 cm in the Rhodope Mountain a all vehicles at the passes Pamporovo, Rozhen and Prevala must be equipped with snow chains.
Furthermore, Sofia is renowned for its beautiful scenery and a developed ski-resort in Vitosha mountain close to the city.
With the picturesque Vitosha mountain and national park providing the backdrop to Sofia, it is a mixture of cityscapes and sprawling countrysides.
REFEREE: Pavel Gil (Pol) ATT: 1,000 THE first snow of the season has already dusted the top of Vitosha mountain, the 9,000 ft peak that towers over Sofia, but that's nothing compared to the winter of discontent ahead for Bulgarian football at the conclusion of a miserable European Championship campaign.
The chains had establishments in the city centre and in the relatively wealthy suburbs on slopes of Vitosha mountain.
While it's certainly worth exploring the beauty of the countryside around Vitosha mountain which towers above the city, a real historical and cultural treasure is the Dragalevski monastery and worth the steep walk to get to.
As I emerge from Sofia International Airport for a waiting taxi into the capital, I have a little time to admire the sharp contours of Vitosha Mountain, rising out of purple haze at the north of the city.
The present study is based on a large-scale sampling program carried out in the area of Vitosha Mountain (Bulgaria).
The hotel is located at the foot of Vitosha mountain, five kilometers from the airport.
Petar Korumbashev from the ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) saw in the debate an opportunity to accuse GERB of "eco gaffes," such as attempting to allow GMO, shale gas exploration and felling in the Vitosha mountain.