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The Melnik Pyramids – a Natural Wonder

The Melnik Pyramids – a Natural Wonder

Close to Melnik, which is the smallest city in Bulgaria, are The Melnik Pyramids, one of the most interesting natural attractions in Bulgaria. They are rock formations scattered over an area of 50 square kilometers. The Melnik Pyramids were declared a natural landmark in 1960. They are divided into three groups – The Melnik, Karlanovo, and Rozhen Pyramids.

These unique natural formations attract tourists from all over the world. It is thought that the limestone of which they are composed is the result of erosion, and those forces continue to alter their shape.

These fantastically sculpted rocks have assumed the most varied shapes and details, resembling stone mushrooms, haystacks, minarets, alpine ridges and peaks, swords, obelisks, Egyptian pyramids, Gothic cathedrals, and so forth.

Of particular interest are the pyramids in the vicinity of Karlanovo, in the Blagoevgrad region. These obelisks are 100 meters high, with sheer, unassailable cliff faces that are covered with tufts of grass.

To the south of the village Rozhen there are large and small stone mushrooms that also attract tourists.

To learn more about the pyramids, please contact the Melnik Tourist Information Center.


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Opening hours

Opening Hours:

9.00 am – 5.00 pm
every day all year round

Contacts

The Melnik Tourist Information Center

126 Melnik Street, Melnik

Tel: +359 887 090733

e-mail: gradmelniktic@abv.bg
Website: www.melnik-bg.eu

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