Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park Administration
Environment Center “Natura 2000”
town of Vratsa
27-29 “Pop Sava Katrafilov” str.
The center also offers tourist information for museums, tourist attractions and ecotrails in the town of Vratsa and the region.
Summer time (1st of May to 30th of September)
Every day from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs
Winter time (1st of October to 30th of April)
Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.00 hrs
How to get there
The main railway station connects the city with the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, and also with the cities of Vidin, Lom, and Mezdra. The train frequency is acceptable. There are only several direct trains from Sofia, but there are many trains from Sofia to Vratsa with transfer in Mezdra.
The bus station is located near the railway station. Busses connect Vratza directly with Sofia, Vidin, Kozloduy, Lom, Oriahovo, and many other cities. Nearby villages are also connected via bus links. The bus frequency to and from Sofia is very good, from early morning to the late afternoon. In summer, there are also bus lines to some Black Sea resorts.
Vratsa is situated on the international E-79 route, and thus easily accessed from Vidin (2 hours), Sofia (1.5 – 2 hours), etc.
Road signs are mostly written in both cyrillic and latin.
There is no regional or international airport in Vratsa. The nearest civil/international airport of entry is located in Sofia (SOF IATA).
There is no boat transportation to Vratsa. The nearest ports are in Oryahovo and Kozloduj (Danube river)
Distance from the major tourist centres
Sofia – Vratsa: 100 km
Varna – Vratsa: 410 km
Guest houses in the villages
Guest House “RAI”
Hotels in the Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park
There are a number of brochures available for download on the website of Vrachanski Balkan Nature Park:
- Map of Natural Park Vrachanski Balkan, part 1, 2014
- Map of Natural Park Vrachanski Balkan, part 2, 2014