A project developed in partnership with the municipalities of General Toshevo and Murfatlar, funded by the Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria program and dedicated to the joint promotion of the cultural and natural heritage of the area for the growth of tourist activities.
The Municipality of General Toshevo is situated on area of 982 sq. km in the most Northeastern part of the country. In terms of population General Toshevo municipality is second within the boundaries of district Dobrich / about 17 000 people/. Settlements: 41 /1 town and 40 villages/.
The Municipality of Murfatlar is situated in the region of Constanta and covers 692 sq. m in the southeastern part of the Republic of Romania. The village of Siminoc is an administrative part of Murfatlar. The population of the region is 13 000 people.
Both municipalities have rich cultural, historical and natural heritage – protected zones, natural reserves and landmarks. Major cultural and natural sites and tourist attractions in the cross-border region:
– In General Toshevo Municipality – History Museum – General Toshevo, with two branches – Museum Collections “Yordan Yovkov” – in the village of Krasen and “Dora Gabe” – Dabovik village; The church “St. Nicholas Letni” opened in 1860 and the temple “St. Dimitar “; 6 cultural centers; Memorial of Culture – Yordan Yovkov High School, opened in 1909; 7 protected areas and territories under Natura 2000 – “Rositza – Loznitsa”, “Bejanovo”, “Kardam”, “Kraymorska Dobrudzha”, “Chairia”, “Dryan” dam; Registered houses for rural and eco tourism.
– In Murfatlar Municipality – Rock Monastery / complex / under the auspices of UNESCO; Wine Museum founded in 1970; Natural reserve “Fantanita-Murfatlar” and the Chalk Lake; Mihail Kogalniceanu’s manor; The Danube – Black Sea Channel; Cultural center; Two temples and a monuments of culture.