Troyan Travel Guide

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    Troyan in the winter
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  • Things to Do
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Troyan Things to Do

  • Rivers

    There is one river going through the center of the city,called Osam. It is formed by two rivers Beli Osam(white osam) end Cherni Osam (black osam). The river is 314km long and pours into Danube. The rivers are extremely beautiful especially with those snow around them

  • Museum of national crafts and applied...

    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...

  • The monastery of Troyan

    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 cloths

  • Spa swimming nearby (olympic size

    Just outside Troyan in the village of Chiflik there is sulphur spa olympic size swimming pool with magnificent views of the mountains. the water is always above 30oC so perfect for those hiking aches and pains

  • Troyan Monastery

    This is one of the best monasteries to visit. The frescos on the outside of the church really get your attention. The inside of the church is well-done, as well. Seems to be an active, working parish.

  • The local way of living

    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...


Troyan Hotels

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  • Sevlievo Plaza Hotel

    6 Svoboda Sq., Sevlievo, Troyan, 5400, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Troyan Plaza

    54 P.R. Slaveikov Str., Troyan, Bulgaria, 5600, bg

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Park Hotel Troyan

    Kapincho Park, Troyan, 5600, Bulgaria

    Satisfaction: Terrible

Troyan Restaurants

  • Small but comfort

    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.

  • Local Cuisine Worth The Price

    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...

  • Irish taste in Troyan

    This bar is a fine place for tasting local and foreign foods and drinks with live music and pleasant surroundings. I still haven't been there but one of the most special things you can order in it is the Irish whisky. There also you can taste the local plum rakia.


Troyan Transportation

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    by peter_dimov Updated Sep 28, 2005

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    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:

    Troyan - a view
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    • Museum Visits
    • National/State Park
    • Hiking and Walking

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Troyan Shopping

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    by mirchica Written Jan 19, 2011

    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

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    • Backpacking
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel

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Troyan Local Customs

  • In a sleigh

    Well,it's mainly a kid thing but it could be also for the kid that lives in all of us. I just turned after that kid in the sleigh. Only if I had one I was about to jump into it :)I guess it is popular in the winter when streets are covered with show. I remember my childhood...

  • Local crafts - pottery

    Troyan has centuries of traditions in crafts such as pottery. Nowadays this craft is well saved by local craftsmen who continue to make various kinds of pottery. In different places like Markovi kashti you can see men creating these peaces of art.

  • Local crafts - wood

    As well as the pottery, in Troyan there are craftsmen who make many decorative things of wood. You can buy yourself beautiful things from the permanent and temporary markets for pottery and wooden things. Many of the things are specially designed for foreign tourists.


Troyan Warnings and Dangers

  • Check the weather and the rodes

    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...

  • Careful with the snow in winter!

    As being close to Stara planina, the whole Troyan region is rather snowy in winter which makes the transportation difficult. Car-travelling without tire-chains is not recommended.

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Troyan Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking around Troyan

    This is a great opportunity to see the picturesque nature in this area. According to the weather and the season...

  • Skiing in Beklemeto

    Beklemeto is the local place available for skiing. To be honest, it needs big reconstrustions and modernizations before it becomes one of the main ski resorts in Bulgaria. Nothing else than common ski equipment.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Troyan Favorites

  • Info Center

    Here is some info for the info center:Opening hours : Monday - Friday, 10.00 to 18.00It's easy to find - on the main street.

  • A town which is both old and new, quiet...

    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...

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