Cape Kaliakra, Dobrich Province

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Watch dolphins, cormorants, and pinnipeds from the steep coast of Cape Kaliakra, where vertical cliffs reach 70 m (230 ft) down to the sea. This nature preserve features the remnants of fortified walls, a water main, baths, and a residence of the despot Dobrotitsa. At the entrance to the cape, see an obelisk called the Gate of the 40 Maidens. According to legend, the maidens tied their hair together and jumped into the sea to escape the Ottoman hordes. You can see the fortress that allegedly guarded the treasuries of Lyzimah, the successor to Alexander the Great. An archaeological park called Bulgarian Troy is on the big island in the nearby lake. Plan to visit Cape Kaliakra and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Balgarevo attractions using our Balgarevo online sightseeing planner .
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  • It is a beautiful place with some history and amazing views! Both in summer and spring I loved it. Very breathtaking views of the Black Sea.  more »
  • We were a family with 3 kids from 12 years to 2. Went there on a cloudy and rainy day. Beatiful place interesting for kids as well. Nice walk from parking to the cape point.  more »
  • Bulgarian promontory located 60 km northwest from Varna. The mountains, overlooking the Black Sea, and no fences, are as high as 70 meters. In the reserve there are also medieval fortifications (and remains). An incredible sight, from gape.
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