Enjoy a day tour to Koprivshtitsa from Sofia with a visit of Koprivshtitsa historic town where you visit 6 house museums, and see Starosel Thracian tomb.
What to Expect
Koprivshtitsa (from the Bulgarian word kopriva, meaning "nettle") is a historic town in Sofia Province, central Bulgaria, lying on the Topolnitsa River among the Sredna Gora mountains. It was the heart of the April Uprising in 1876 and is known for its authentic Bulgarian architecture and for its folk music festivals. Koprivshtitsa is one of the charming historic Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the Bulgarian National Revival period of the 19th century. The town is huddled in the mountain folds 120 km east of Sofia. The town boasts 383 architectural monuments from the period, most of them restored to their original appearance. Collections of ethnographic treasures, old weapons, National Revival works of art, fine fretwork, household weaves and embroidery, national costumes and typical Bulgarian jewelry have also been preserved. It was here that the first shot of the April Uprising against the Ottoman Occupation was fired in 1876.
You start this relaxed tour with a 2-hour scenic drive along the Balkan range - pastures, meadows, forests and small towns. Before noon you will visit 3 houses-museums, where you will be let through the 19th century late Ottoman period and the Bulgarian Revival, preparation of the Revolution against the Turks and the occupation of Bulgarian ordinary people. See also the beautiful church before you have lunch in some local tavern, if the weather permits you sit outside. The other 3 houses-museums you will see in the afternoon and then you go to Chavdar village - where have been found remains of an Early Neolithic settlement which existed more than 7000 years ago. It is located 2.5 km southeast of the village in a beautiful fertile valley on a lower terrace of the right bank of the river. The settlement originated in close proximity to abundant sources of drinking water, in an area suitable for agriculture, cattle breeding, fishing and hunting. On a very small area nature has combined here suitable living conditions for settled life, which were appreciated even in the early Neolithic era.
- Live guide in English
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees for the museums and Thracian tomb
Behind St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral in front of La Cattedrale restaurant (center of Sofia)