Tourists flock to unique Bulgarian rock city

Monday 6, January 2014


Tourists flock to unique Bulgarian rock city


The unique rock city near the Simitili villages of Senokos and Mechkul is 'attacked' by tourists for its miraculous stone sculptures, which are hanging almost in the air as if they were held by some secret force.


Dozens of tourists daily walk for hours in the Pirin Mountains to seal the rock formations with their cameras.

"The rock compositions were named after the Cyril and Methodius brothers, the creators of our alphabet, as it seems as if their faces were carved in the stones by an invisible force. The huge rock city keeps the evil away from our villages" deputy mayor Hristo Dimitrov noted.

The stone phenomenon is located only 2 km from the town and 15 km from the main road to Greece.

Once it hosted an ancient Roman temple and it has been treated as sacred by the local people ever since then.



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