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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Vitosha Classic Rally" is organizing the second edition of the initiative, which will be held on two consecutive days - September 14 and 15.
MustSees BOYANA CHURCH LOCATED at the foot of Mount Vitosha, Bojana Church is reckoned to be 900 years old and houses the National Museum, which focuses on regional history, art and cultural artifacts.
He pointed out that he spoke as "a fan and active footballer " after his side Vitosha Bistritsa recently won the Bulgarian Amateur League Cup.
Only weeks separate us from the inauguration of the ski season on Vitosha Mountain, yet squabbles, conflicting interests and obscure conspiracy theories appear boundless.
A little over a hundred years ago, from a spot just a short walk from here, Aleko Konstantinov set off to climb Mount Vitosha. You have scaled far higher mountains to bring Bulgaria into the Euro-Atlantic family and the worldwide community of democracies.
Besides several collections of poems, including Stikhotvoreniya (1901; "Poems") and Bezsunitsi (1907; "Insomnia"), Yavorov wrote the plays V polite na Vitosha (1911; "In the Foothills of Vitosha") and Kogato grum udari (1912; "When Thunder Rolls"); a biography of the Macedonian leader Gotse Delchev; and a book of reminiscences of his fighting days with partisan bands, Khaydushki kopneniya (1908; "Rebel Yearnings").
At the moment, the bridge of ''Vitosha'' Boulevard and ''Bulgaria'' is being repaired, and the repair of the "Bulgaria" to Vitosha is forthcoming.
Vitosha Boulevard in Sofia maintained its place on the list of the most expensive 40 shopping streets in the world, a report by Cushman & Wakefield, quoted by investor.bg, said.
There is a temporary stop at "Pencho Slaveykov" Blvd., after Vitosha Blvd., towards "Orlov most" square for bus lines a 76, 204, 304 and 604.