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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The city is located at the foot of the Vitosha Mountain, in the western part of the country, within less than a 31-mile drive from the Serbian border.
7 VODENITSATA RESTAUA RANT A 20-MINUTE drive from the centre of Sofia, nestling half way up Vitosha mountain, sits this cracking restaurant.
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 green heart of Sofia - Vitosha mountain will appear on an art map that will change the famous Vitoshka's fountain.
Two years later, Vitosha mountain was declared a nature park alongside the Parangalitsa reserve.