Koprivshtitsa Travel Guide

  • Koprivshtitsa
    by Ivo_K
  • "Starets po koprivshtenski"
    by Ivo_K
  • The home-made bread with yellow cheese
    The home-made bread with yellow cheese
    by Ivo_K

Koprivshtitsa Highlights

  • Pro
    ger4444 profile photo

    ger4444 says…

     beautifl colored houses 

  • Con
    Joya profile photo

    Joya says…

     Made for tourists... 

  • In a nutshell
    denise_BG profile photo

    denise_BG says…

     It's worth visiting if you want to learn more about Bulgaria's past and present. 

Koprivshtitsa Things to Do

  • Visit the one & only high school in...

    My guide asked if we could get inside and visit. I could have probably peeked into vacant rooms but the kids were getting out at the time we came and I decided not to. The students did not really pay attention to us.The basketball courts are made with bare hands, that I can tell you. You'll be convinced that they just put and built them together so...

    more
  • Liuben Karavelov's Residence (part II)

    You will see some photos inside (mostly of the intelligent figures of Karavelov's time who took part in their history).The woods and swords are original.

    more
  • Liuben Karavelov's Residence (part 1)

    Visit the house of Koprivshtitsa's perhaps most important person, Liuben Karavelov (1834-1879). He was a well-respected Koprivshtitsan who defended his town.

    more
  • ask for the secret door

    There is a door which has become popular among locals. My guide shared a story but did not quite get all the details except for this line "not only animals went through this door to escape....but also lovers".

    more
  • Visit the municipal hall

    In here, like in most municipal halls, the mayor weds couples. The setting is lively - red carpets, a longitudinal row on the left and on the right for guests who will witness the ceremony. Lights are quite bright which make the place more vibrant.No entrance fee.

    more
  • Symbol

    Symbol Although modest in size, Koprivshtitsa a fundamental importance in the hearts of all Bulgarians. It was here, after many episodes, the signal of the insurgency was given a shot. The cry of "Freedom or death" signal was given April 20, 1876. Insurectionel movement to liberate themselves from the Ottoman Empire began his journey. A...

    more

Koprivshtitsa Restaurants

  • Will visit it again!

    This traditional tavern or mehana in Bulgarian is situated in the very centre of Koprivshtitsa - at the 20th April Square. The name of the mehana and the main square are taken from the sacred date of 20th April 1976 when started the so called April uprising of the Bulgarians against the Ottoman yoke. The tavern has 50 seats inside and 50 seats in...

    more
  • What a tasty experience:)!

    This relatively small restaurant in traditional style is a part of a complex with a family hotel and is situated on the main street. It has 45 seats inside (it is air-conditioned inside) and 30 places in its summer garden. The restaurant is known as one of the best restaurants in the town of Koprivshtitsa. The name "chuchura" (spout) comes from the...

    more
  • April 20 th

    This restaurant is located at the corner of the main square. The staff in traditional costume (?) is smiling and helpful. The setting is lovely (a bit touristy) The price though somewhat higher than elsewhere are very correct ---oooOOOooo--- Ce restaurant est situé au coin de la place principale.Le personnel en costumes traditionel (?) est souriant...

    more

Koprivshtitsa Nightlife

  • Mehana Startite Borove

    Its the best place to have a cool beer. Located by the park, no sun on your head. Its a bit quiet. casual

    more
  • Chuchura

    since the town has not really a super interesting nightlife, for a beer i went to this place. its a bar and a place to eat. casual

    more
  • Koprivshtitsa Hotels

    0 Hotels in Koprivshtitsa

Koprivshtitsa Transportation

  • trip to koprivshtitsa

    We just arrived from Koprivshtitsa so I would like to tell you, that it was great trip, we went there from Sofia, we took a train, because its cheaper like by bus, so it costs for 8 people 35,20lv so 4,4lv per person (you have to ask for group discount). Train was really bad looking, but without problem, and then in Koprivshtitsa were minibus ,...

    more
  • Sofia to Koprivshtitsa

    We just arrived from Koprivshtitsa so I would like to tell you, that it was great trip, we went there from Sofia, we took a train, because its cheaper like by bus, so it costs for 8 people 35,20lv so 4,4lv per person (you have to ask for group discount). Train was really bad looking, but without problem, and then in Koprivshtitsa were microbus ,...

    more
  • Buses from and to Plovdiv

    The Service is done on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.For the other days is better using a train or there is an option by changing the bus.Plovdiv - Koprivshtitza Departs at 16:30 from Bus station North, arrives at 19.00 Koprivshtitza - Plovdiv .Departs at 6:30, arrives at 9.00 on Bus station North

    more

Koprivshtitsa Shopping

  • zizu's Profile Photo
    People watching

    by zizu Written Jan 3, 2006

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    People use to shop here local crafts. They are very cheap, and there are a lot of things

    What to buy: Tablemats, food, carpets, ........

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Koprivshtitsa Local Customs

  • streetscene

    by ger4444 Written Feb 17, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Every five years the National Folklore Festival takes place in Koprivshitsa. Musicians, dancers, artists, craftsmen from all of the country gather here. Thousands of artists perform. Beauiful folkloric clothes and village music. It is the biggest and most significal music event in Bulgaria in tradional music genre.

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Koprivshtitsa Warnings and Dangers

  • old bridge

    by ger4444 Written Feb 17, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Koprivshitsa is a safe town/village nearly crowded by only tourists. Its main buissiness is therefor tourism and therefor safe. Feel free to explore the village in total and hike the surroundings. The only bad thing i was confrontated with, was a bad connection bewteen Karlovo and Koprivshtitsa.

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Koprivshtitsa Tourist Traps

  • by ger4444 Written Feb 17, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Like always, ask for a bulagian menu card, otherwise you ll pay more, in a restaurant. An, at Chuchara the beer was warm.

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Koprivshtitsa Off The Beaten Path

  • real Koprivshitsa

    Outside the town center, when you walk north-west direction, you see the “real” daily life of the local peasants. Here most of the tourist don’t come, because you don’t find any house museum here. Yet, it is the harmony, the kindness and the simplicity of the peasant life you find here. It brings you far back in time. Cows and sheeps on the street,...

    more
  • panorama over Koprivshitsa

    Near the 20 april Square, when you cross the bridge, there are stairs that lead up to the mountains. At the right side of the Shuleva House Hotel you find these stairs. You can go there after dinner and walk the path that brings you to the beginning of the forest. From there you have a great panorama over Koprivshitsa under sunset. In the distance...

    more
  • Animals

    We took a steep street leading to the hills out of town and came upon a meadow where several sheep, goats and a horse were grazing quietly. The goats proved quit curious, the mother even tried to kiss me (see pic). The lambs were so cute, two white and two dark, with furry coats. They were kind of shy so we didn't go too close. The horse accepted...

    more

Koprivshtitsa Sports & Outdoors

  • by ger4444 Written Feb 17, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Wonderful idea to hike the mountains that have the Bogdan mountain as highest peak (166 meteres). You can do a two or three days hike from hisar to hisar. The map of Koprivshitsa, avaiable at the tourist office, has a small but clear map with a few hiking routes in the hills. One trail leads to the mount Bogdan and a hisar, where you can stay. the hike is 5 hours one way. The trail is steepy.

    Equipment: hiking boots

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Koprivshtitsa Favorites

  • April uprising

    The Uprising against the Ottomans is closely connected to the town of Koprivshita. It was organised from April till may and let indirectly to the liberation of the country. It was also connected to the struggle of independency of the Bulgarian Church. The notions of romantic and nationalism made the uprising a part of the Bulgarian National...

    more
  • National Revival

    Koprivshitsa is an important example of the national Revival in Bulgaria. This period – sometimes called the Bulgaria renaissance – was a period of socio-economic development and national integration of the country under the Turks. The period started in 1762 and ended in 1878 as Bulgaria was liberated from the Turks. The period can be caracterized...

    more
  • beautifull streets

    For the Photography lover this place is a heaven. It is a small labyrinth of cobble down streets going up and down, houses in bright colors and old walls. Around every corner there is an picturesque new street on a scenic background of green mountains and forests. You can spend hours strolling the streets of this village. Try to spend the night in...

    more

Instant Answers: Koprivshtitsa

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

60 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into Koprivshtitsa
Trains
Transportation
Buses from and to Sofia
Transportation
Bus from the Train Station to Town
Transportation
Walking around
Things to Do
Education Museum
Things to Do
Georgi Benkovski
Things to Do
Mausoleum of the April Rebelion
Things to Do
St.Nicolai Church
Things to Do
Lyuben Karabelov's house
Things to Do
Koprivshtitsa Bus Station
Transportation
The First Gun
Things to Do
Uspenie Bogorodichno Church
Things to Do
Nayden Gerov's house
Things to Do
Ljutov’s House
Things to Do
Todor Kableshkov´s house
Things to Do
Dimcho Debelianov’s House
Things to Do
Oslekov´s house
Things to Do
Leaving Koprivshitsa
Transportation
Going to Koprivshitsa
Transportation
Going to Koprivshitsa
Transportation
Lomeva Kâshta Tavern
Restaurants
April 20 National Restaurant
Restaurants
General information (2)
Favorites
General information
Favorites
The monument of the residents of Koprivshtitsa
Things to Do
Monument of those who died in the Patriotic war
Things to Do
The home of Tsoko Il. Budin
Things to Do
The fountain of Lubcho
Things to Do
The native home of Dimitar Vekilov
Things to Do
The home of Rashko H. Stoychev
Things to Do
The tomb of Todor Kableshkov
Things to Do
The “Hadji Nencho Palaveev” Library
Things to Do
The “St. Cyril and Methodius” School
Things to Do
Commemorative plaque
Things to Do
The tombstone of Dimcho Debelyanov
Things to Do
The monument of Todor Kableshkov
Things to Do
St nicolas Church
Things to Do
The Mausoleum of the residents of Apriltsi
Things to Do
Bust-monument of Nayden Gerov
Things to Do
The Chalakov fountain
Things to Do
Map of Koprivshtitsa

View all Koprivshtitsa hotels