beautifl colored houses
Made for tourists...
It's worth visiting if you want to learn more about Bulgaria's past and present.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Northmore
People use to shop here local crafts. They are very cheap, and there are a lot of things
What to buy: Tablemats, food, carpets, ........
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.
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.
Like always, ask for a bulagian menu card, otherwise you ll pay more, in a restaurant. An, at Chuchara the beer was warm.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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