Koprivshtitsa Travel Guide
The tavern from outside
Inside the tavern
"Starets po koprivshtenski"
Kavarma from chicken
In a nutshell
It's worth visiting if you want to learn more about Bulgaria's past and present.
Visit the one & only high school in Koprivshtitsa
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...
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".
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.
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...
Walking around In this month of May the town was not inundated with tourists. Yet on Tuesday were Ferris: Day of the alphabet Cyril. It will not be difficult to stroll Nearby Attractions every corner, every alley, every house is almost an invitation. Add the agricultural...
Education Museum Museum also called St. Cyril and Methodius. You will not miss to visit this small museum housed in the yellow - brown building along the main street. The collections show visitors different aspects of life here in the past: a classroom (writing Cyrilic),...
In 1843, a pretty wooden house perched on one of Koprivshtiza’s hills and surrounded by green trees and motley flowers witnessed the birth of one Gavril Hlatev. In Bulgarian history he will always be remembered as Gerogi Benkovski – a pseudonym he adopted as an organizer and...
Mausoleum of the April Rebelion
The mausoleum is erected in memory of all those who died during the liberation epopee of the April Rebelion – a reminder of the turbulent and patriotic spring of 1876.It was built in 1928 with funds donated by Nencho Palaveev. The lower part of the monument is an ossuary and...
20th April mehana: 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...
Tavern Chuchura: 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...
April 20 th: 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...
Koprivshtitsa Bus Station
The tiny picturesque town of Koprivshtitsa is often left out because of lack of transportation information. There are very frequent buses to and from Sofia and one to Plovdiv. Several trains pass through the town on their way to Burgas. There is a minibus service from the...
If you like traveling by train can use one of the 5 trains that pass daily near Koprivshtitza on their way to Burgas, Karlovo, Sofia, etc. For more information about the time-tables you can visit www.bdz.bg . The train station of Koprivshtitza is about 15 km from the town...
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.
Written Feb 17, 2008
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.
Written Feb 17, 2008
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...
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...
Hiking in the Sredna Gora
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
Written Feb 17, 2008
Address: tourist inforamtion, Ploshtad 20 april
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...
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...
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