Madara is located some 190 miles (306 kilometers) from Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
Do visit the Madara Rider while in Madara.
Discover why Bulgaria is so beloved by local and international travelers alike, by hitting the road and exploring the wonderful natural and man-made attractions around Madara. Targovishte, lays 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east, and Avren sits 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west.
Varna is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Madara. This regional center contains a diverse range of things to do and see, like Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral, Sea Garden and Varna Archaelogical Museum. Golden Sands Beach, Aladzha Monastery and Ticha Stadium are also well-worth a visit while you are in Varna.
Ask a local what they recommend seeing around Madara, more often than not they'll point to Bulgaria's fabulous street art. No matter what your faith, visitors are sure to find a little enlightenment at Bulgaria's churches and other holy sites.
This area is a great place to get out and partake in winter sports. When the temperature falls, follow the locals and try skiing or snowboarding. De-stress the way the locals do in this area. Try sunbathing and bird watching while you are in the area.
When the time comes to head back to the familiarity of home, you'll be bidding this special place a fond Doviždane (farewell).