The text of the drafted plan is published in Bulgarian...Read more >>
The national student competition "Ambassadors of Health" applies to the three age groups: 1-4 grade, 5-7 grade and 8-12 grade and includes two thematic areas: Restriction of smoking and alcohol abuse and healthy eating and physical activity.Read more >>
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Rehabilitation activities are carried out within the Contract under the project "Restoration and protection of natural habitats and species in Central Balkan National Park", funded by the Operational Program "Environment 2014 - 2020".Read more >>
The peak of Maragidik
The peak of Maragidik – the beautiful Mara (in Turkish) – is indeed one of the most beautiful peaks of Central Stara Planina. It remains away of the main crest, but is high (1889 m) and visible from the whole northern outskirts of the mountain East of the Beklemeto Pass.
. The peak is connected to different myths and legends. One of them tells of a brave Bulgarian woman from the region who threw herself into the abyss to escape the desecration of the enslavers. Another legend is about the pretty and capricious girl Mara who promised to marry the one who would carry her all the way up the mountain to the peak. There was a brave young man who managed to do that but after he reached the mountain top he died of exhaustion. A third legend about this interesting mountain peak is connected to the name of the sister of Krali Marko. One of the most interesting legends though is connected to the sister of Tzar Ivan Shishman – princess Mara. She was promised as a wife of Sultan Mourad. On her way to Odrin she crossed that region. She wished to take a look at her mother country from the mountain peak, so she climbed it and grieving of her enslaved homeland started crying. Her pure tears gave birth to the Tuja river and also name of the mountain peak and the pass east of it – Maragidik (Marin pass). The peak is on the western boundary of Severen Dzhendem reserve and offers beautiful panorama to that site. West of the peak is the saddle through which the Russaliiski Pass crosses from Northern to Southern Bulgaria. Address: Central Stara Planina