Cape Kaliakra

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Cape Kaliakra Mar 10, 2011
Cape Kaliakra is one of the most beautiful and historic capes in Bulgaria and Europe. it is situated on the North East part of Bulgaria, close to the border with Romania.

The fortress built on the cape was successively used by Tracians, Romans, Byzantines and Bulgarians.

According to legends, the fortress was guarding the treasuries of Lyzimah, successor of Alexander the Great. Today there are quite many remains of those ancient settlements, which can be seen exhibited in a small museum. One can also read there a legend telling the story of several Bulgarian girls who chose to jump from the high cape into the sea but not to be captured and converted to Islam by the Turks.
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