The waterfall and the city

Alley of herbs – Boyana waterfall

Distance from the beginning of the eco-trail to Boyana waterfall – 2.30 hours.

Degree of difficulty – mild.

The Alley of Herbs trail starts from Belovodski Pat Street in Knyazhevo.

You can’t miss the beginning, as there are usually a lot of stopped cars.

GPS coordinates: 42.643165, 23.232842.

Beginning of Alley of Herbs
Beginning of Alley of Herbs

The markings next to the Golden Bridges are yellow. There are information boards dedicated to herbs and small wooden signs with thoughts of the naturopath and the founder of iris diagnostics in Bulgaria: Petar Dimkov.

Alley of herbs sign
Alley of herbs sign

Thoughts of Petar Dimkov
Thoughts of Petar Dimkov

Of course, like any self-respecting path, there are wooden bridges (although not always needed here in this case, but pleasing to the eye).

Bridge Alley of Herbs
Bridge Alley of Herbs

Nearby is the White Water Fountain, hence the name of the place.

White water fountain on the Alley of herbs
White water fountain on the Alley of herbs

The trail is wide and well-marked. On the day we walked on it, the weather was very nice and there were a lot of nature lovers.

2 giants with the Bulgarian tricolors
2 giants with the Bulgarian tricolors

Nice views are everywhere and offer pleasure to the eye.

Panoramic photo from the trail
Panoramic photo from the trail

The trail continues through the Arboretum (Dendrarium) area, famous for its great picnic areas, gazebos, bridges, and a great place for recreation in nature. I managed to take a few shots of the place, such as I have never seen it – without people!

Arboretum (Dendrarium)- without people
Arboretum (Dendrarium)- without people

Slight zen feeling - Arboretum ( Dendrarium)
Slight zen feeling – Arboretum ( Dendrarium)

Alley of herbs – Golden bridges

We reach the area of Golden Bridges. Here we go to the left, following the green markings and the signs for the Boyana waterfall.

In front of us is a vast meadow, inviting to rest and games.

The Golden Bridges area - Alley of herbs
The Golden Bridges area – Alley of herbs

Along a parallel to the asphalt road, a path reaches Momina Skala hut and the popular Stambolova polyana (meadow) for picnics in nature. If desired, a break for drinks and coffee.

Stambolova Polyana - Momina Skala hut
Stambolova polyana – Momina Skala hut

Reaching Momina Skala hut, turn left and continue along with the green markings.

Alley of herbs – final

This is where the more extreme part of the trail begins, as the last part is quite steep when descending to the waterfall.

Using the rocks and the naturally formed steps of intertwined branches and earth, we carefully descend in the direction of the roar of the falling water.

Time for selfies and photos of a beautiful view of the city from the top of the waterfall and the descending waters.

Panoramic view from the upper part of the Boyana waterfall
Panoramic view from the upper part of the Boyana waterfall

The river flowing into the waterfall is especially flooded in the spring
The river flowing into the waterfall is especially flooded in the spring

View of the falling water and the city as a background
View of the falling water and the city as a background

The waterfall and the city
The waterfall and the city

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Other routes in region Sofia city: here

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