Architecture, hotels, people, history
I'll always go back there again:)
Situated in the wooded foothills of the Balkans Tryavna makes an ideal base for getting out and about by foot or bike. There are marked trails of varying difficulties all around the town and maps can be obtained from the tourist office. There's also a couple of maps displayed around town to you an idea of what's available.A snowy February day...more
This is sort of off-the-tourist-beaten-path but ideally located for a quick beer if you're early for your train. Situated on the ground floor of a Socialist-era apartment block this is a proper neighbourhood cafe on the main road leading to the station. I only dropped in for a beer but got a warm welcome from the friendly serving woman who ushered...more
Coffee drinking is very much a National institution in Bulgaria and no less so here in Tryavna with its profusion of little cafes and of course coffee machines. With four inches of snow and the temperature below zero the cafes were doing a roaring trade and at 11 am I was lucky to get the only spare seat going in this one. This is a friendly little...more
The crafts street in Tryavna is famous with the little workshops. People there make wooden things, dishes, different things you can need in your kitchen, souvenirs etc. There are also a lot of little shops for clothes and underwear. The factories in the town produce all these clothes, underwear and towels, this is a part of people's trade there.So,...more
You can't imagine-the time stopped there hundreds of years ago. This was my first thought when I first visited this place. Narrow and paved streets, old houses and museums, houses of interesting and famous people from the past. You can walk there without needing a car never in your life. People are very good and polite, they'll always help you to...more
Well Tryavna is one of those little gemtowns not too far from Sofia.Travel to Gabrovo (regular busses at 13 lv (6.6 Euro) and then take a short minibustrip (2lv, 1euro) to this friendly town with intresting old houses, cozy centre.read my tip about accomodation, you will be surprised.visit these old houses (if bike rental is offered, do it: perfect...more
As far as I can ascertain Burgaria has a total of about three microbreweries in the whole country and one of these is here in Tryavna. That was as good a reason as any to make a day trip!Luc's is located in a stylish stone barn of a building with robust natural wooden beams and may (or may not be) a reconstructed former warehouse. The brewery...more
I was only here for a day-trip and so can't comment first-hand about the nightlife but this place looked good from the outside with its plush leather seating and wooden bar with proper barstools.
This is part of the town centre's Hotel Complex Tryavna and according to the sign on the door is open from 9 pm until 3 am.
Visit the website for a taster.
Tryavna has quite a busy little rail station being on the main North/South line between the Gorna Orjhovitsa junction and Plachkovitsi. The station is in the modern part of town, about 10 minutes walk from the old town. A day trip from Veliko Tarnovo makes for a pleasant hour's journey each way as you leave one mountain range for another and costs...more
The nearest main town to Tryavna is Gabrovo from which buses connect with the rest of the country. Buses run between Tryana and Gabrovo every half hour during the day and the bus station is next door to the train station. There's also one direct bus to and from Sofia every day, once again from the avtogara.more
Tryavna is quite a small town and is a pleasure to wander. It is quite linear though following its river valley with an end-to-end distance of about two kilometres and this is served by a local bus company - "Avtospirka MNP". Bus stops are well-signposted and have route maps which show where you are and where the main sights are.Not something I had...more
As I mention in my introduction, I was pleasantly surprised to find the town as a whole very down to earth. Even this street, which is obviously aimed at divesting the visitors of their Leva, has a pleasantly laid-back feel to it (certainly in the middle of winter anyway). There is some mass-produced junk available but most of what caught my eye was proper hand-made stuff and quite appealing. I did note that the good stuff doesn't have price tags and my Bulgarian is definitely not up to the task of haggling but window-shopping is free!
What to buy: Pottery, Jewelry, Woodcarvings, Paintings, Icons, Hand-woven Clothing - all sorts!
What to pay: Depends on your bargaining skills!
It amused to note that the couple of public conveniences that I passed had sort of "arty" connections. The first one, heading into the "Street of Crafts", is signposted the "Galery WC" - it looks more like a proverbial "brick shiithouse" to me but was closed when I visited and so maybe there is more to it than meets the eye.The second one, at the...more
Just about every other sports stadium in Bulgaria is named after the famous anti-Ottoman revolutionary Vasil Levski including the National stadium in Sofia. Here though the local sports stadium is named after Tryavna's homegrown hero Angel Kanchev.As a teenager Angel Kanchev was an ardent believer in the Bulgarian revolutionary cause and became a...more
On the south side of the road from Troyan to Tryavana--in the middle of nowhere--is a crumbling, Communist era monument. I don't know what it is commemorating, exactly, but it sure gets your attention!
The local Tourist Office is located at ul Angel Kanchev 22 in the newer part of the town, on the ground floor of the concert hall/library. This seems to be open year-round and can assist with all the usual tourist queries and with accommodation bookings.
The website is the same as that of the Municipality which can be found by clicking HERE, phone number: +359 677 2247