Troyan is the first in the country, showing in detail the traditional crafts and tools, and forms,in the main decorative handicraft industries: ceramics, wood and metal, folk textiles.The museum is opened in 1968 in a building that was built in 1881. First it has been а school,then the the Court of Troyan till turning it into museum.In the...more
Troyan Monastery is the third biggest monestary in Bulgaria after Rila and Bachkovo. It was built at the end of 16- th century. In 1872 in the monastery had hidden our national Bulgarian revolutionist Vasil Levski. Now there is a museum in the 2 rooms he used to live and also it is shown a good collection of Bulgarian money and church clothsmore
If you are interested how people in and around Troyan have lived in the past, you should go out of the town in the nearby villages where people still have way of living similar to their traditions. There you will see how they make their own food - because here they have all the food on the table homemade except the bread. Local people have their...more
As most of the restaurant in that area, Bile is also part from a hotel. The place was very comfort. We stopped there to have something warm to eat and we loved the chicken soup. Then we asked to see the hotel and we decided that next time we’ll try it. The receptionist was very kind, she even showed us the rooms which were big and with a nice view.more
Please note -- this review is for the pub...not the restaurant.The Troyan Plaza Hotel's Pub was a nice find for lunch. The chicken soup was delicious and the sesame chicken was served with a yogurt sauce that complimented it very nicely.The pub had a great atmosphere for tourists, families, and businessmen alike. The dining area is relatively large...more
Troyan has good transport links and it's easy to get there by your car or by bus, which goes 5-6 times a day from Sofia and also from Pleven, Lovech, Gabrovo and Sevlievo. The only problem is that because Troyan is right on the foot of Stara planina (Balkan Mts.) it can be reached all-year only from north. That's why travelers should first cross the mountain range which is most comfortable on A2 highway (E83) from Sofia to Yablanitsa. Then the trip continues on highway 4 and then on highway 35 which provides comfortable and fast traveling. From South Bulgaria (Plovdiv, Khaskovo) travellers should use one of the open roads through Stara planina and then get to Troyan.
The bus thicket is around 7-9 leva from Sofia ($ 5-6).
See also Loveshka oblast.
For getting AROUND Troyan see link:
The nmarket is situated on the main street and it is easily accesable by everybody. They sell mainly frutes and vegitables on really reasonable prices. You can also buy some food and drinks from the little stores nearby. There are also 2 little restaurants but they didn't seemed to be good ones.
What to buy: Frutes and vegitables
If you decide to visit Troyan from South Bulgaria in the winter you have definitely check the rode situation. The closest pass from Plovdiv,Karlovo,Smolyan is Beklemeto. Unfortunately usually it is closed in the winter. Even if it is not closed I recommend going through Shipka pass because the route is new and it is always cleaned.Really think...more
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I like almost everything in Troyan - the people, the old romantic streets and the new parts of the city. Troyan is a place with a long and rich history. It is a center of culture, traditional crafts, industry and tourism. This combination is a guarantee for a good development. I don't know whether other people will miss Troyan after their first...more