Koprivshtitsa Travel Guide

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Oslekova house museum

Oslekova house museum


Nestled in the heart of the Sredna Gora Mountains, the town of Koprivshtitsa played a key role in the great uprising against Ottoman rule at the end of the 19th century. A number of renowned Bulgarians were born here. Their homes have been preserved as museum houses and six of these can be visited on a wander through its cobbled streets. Many of the lovely old houses are now small, family-run hotels and restaurants. The restaurants are Bulgarian tavern style and serve traditional Bulgarian home cooking. Every five years Koprivshtitsa plays host to one of the biggest folk festivals in the Balkan region.


Discover the unique charm and the colorful history of the vivacious  village of Koprivshtitsa. Narrow alley and century old farms and town houses it their peaceful and romantic surroundings harbor a variety of impressions just  waiting to be experienced.

Koprivshtitsa is protected in its entirety as a historical monument. The numerous museums, the old stone bridges and walls, the wooden yard gates, 200-year-old buildings and court-yards in their typical colors, all take you back to time long gone.

Although centuries old, this celebrated village has not lost any of its vitality. Everywhere you go, you are encountered by the diversities of rural life. Horse-drown wagons and mule carts are in their way through the streets. Cows are brought in from the pastures every evening, finding their resting places in the sheds spread throughout the village. Sheep, goats and horses at the side of the road.

The  scenic landscape of the Sredna Gora mountain range, with its vast forest regions and the up to 1,600 meter high peaks, offers a great variety of superb walking, hiking and biking  opportunities.


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