• Language
Belintash – Natural Landmark

Belintash – Natural Landmark

The natural landmark Belintash was declared by Order No RD-1464/12 December 2003 of the MEW in order to preserve a unique rock formation. It is located in the Rhodope mountain, near the village of Sini Vrah. The total area of the natural landmark is 2.3 hectares.
It is a plateau rock formation, 750 meters long, from 30 to 50 meters wide and about 50 meters high. It was formed from volcanic-sedimentary rocks (volcanic tuffs). The name of the place means White Stone. Picturesque shapes were formed as a result of the specific weathering of the rock.
It is believed that an ancient Thracian sanctuary of god Sabaziy – the god of the Thracian tribe Besi - existed there. In the upper part of the rock massive are carved two wells with many drains starting for them, which are filled with water. These aren’t the only remains of the ancient Thracian sanctuary. Belintash is one of the many Thracian megalithic monuments in the Rhodope mountain.
The rock complex is also a nesting site for the Alpine swift (Apus melba), the Red-rumped Swallow (Hirundo daurica) and the Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
The natural landmark is managed and guarded by Asenovgrad municipality and the State forestry in Asenovgrad, under the control of RIEW – Plovdiv.


PICTURES All
Belintash Belintash Belintash Belintash Belintash
Opening hours

History Museum in Asenovgrad:

Opening hours of the museum:
08.00 am - 05.30 pm.

Saturday and Sunday:
10.00 am -04.00 pm.

Price of a tour: BGN 50. Tours to Belintash are available, offered by a guide from the museum, only in Bulgarian language. The price of the guided tour is included in the price for the tour as a whole. Tourists should provide transport.

Contacts

Contacts with the History Museum in Asenovgrad

Tel: +359 331 62250

e-mail: asmuseum@abv.bg

RECOMMENDED TO SEE All
Snezhanka Cave (Snow White Cave) Snezhanka Cave (Snow White Cave)

Snezhanka is one of the most beautiful caves in Bulgaria. It is also known as the Pearl of the Rhodopes and is one of the 100 Tourist Sites ...

Haskovski Mineralni Bani (Mineral Baths) Haskovski Mineralni Bani (Mineral Baths)

The municipality of Haskovski Mineralni Bani is located in the southeast part of Bulgaria, at a distance of about 18 km from the county town ...

Regional History Museum – Plovdiv Regional History Museum – Plovdiv

The History Museum of Plovdiv was founded in 1951. Its purpose is to keep and preserve the cultural treasures and the history of Plovdiv and ...

The Teteven Historical Musuem The Teteven Historical Musuem

The Teteven Historical Musuem was founded in 1911. The museum exhibits are arranged in three sections – Archeology, Ethnography, and The ...

Monument of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, Haskovo Monument of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, Haskovo

The highest statue of the Madonna and Child in the world is located in the town of Haskovo. The symbolism is not randomly chosen. The ...