Kalofer Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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  • Off The Beaten Path
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Kalofer Things to Do

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    by mirchica Written Feb 4, 2009

    The 'Holy Virgin' church is situated in the town center, to the right of the monument of Hristo Botev. It was erected in 1848 over the ruins of an older church.
    The 'St. Archangel Michael' is situated on a high platform, on the left bank of the Tundja River.
    The monastery in Kalofer was given the name 'The Birth of the Holy Virgin' and has preserved the strength of the Bulgarian spirit.

    The Monastery St.Atanas church
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    by mirchica Written Feb 3, 2009

    It is situated in the town centre of Kalofer. On the ground floor there is an art gallery boasting pictures dedicated to Kalofer and Hristo Botev, and on the second floor there is a permanent exhibition under the heading “The Educational process in Kalofer during the period of the Bulgarian Revival”. The stone at which young Botev gave his fiery speech against the Turkish rule on 11th May 1867 and after that was forced to immigrate can be found in front of the building. A bust-monument of the teacher Botyo Petkov was erected near the building.

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    by mirchica Written Aug 31, 2008

    Hristo Botev was born in 1874 and died in 1876.He was revolutionary and fight for Bulgaria and its liberty.Also he was a great poet and has wonderful poems.

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Kalofer Local Customs

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    by mirchica Written Feb 4, 2009

    On the 15th August is the Kalofer lace festival.There are exhibitions and demonstrations of weaving techniques.Every year masters of the lace show their abilities.It is very old craft which is handed down from mothers to their daughters

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    • Festivals

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    by mirchica Written Feb 4, 2009

    On the26th July there is a ceremony of worship in memory of the slaughtered Kalofer’s people by the bashi-bazouk and the town’s burning down in 1877 . The worship is held in the yard of the 'St. Trinity' church

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Kalofer What to Pack

  • by keeper7 Updated Feb 19, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Boots or comfortable walking shoes. This city is build on multiple hills. There are many stairs all over the place. When it rains the roads and streets become filled with mud and a bit dangerous.

    Photo Equipment: Digital Camera is a must in Kalofer. There are a few mouments & the mountain view are excellent for photo opportunities

    Miscellaneous: If you intend to walk around in the mountain area bring water always important

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Kalofer Off The Beaten Path

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    by mirchica Written Mar 20, 2011

    The Eco path is situated around 7-8 km far from Kalofer in the Central Balkan,close to the men's monastery. The route is not good but it's worth it spending the day there - bridges,waterfalls,forest,it has everything. Be sure to have comfortable shoes because there are some steep places.
    At the entrance of the path there is a bivouac where you could stay for the night if you have a tent. They charge you only 1 EUR per person and I guess 2 for the car if you wanna park it inside the camp but there are free places outside. The camp is clean and also there is a snack bar working up to 22.00 so if you don't have food you can buy meat balls and fries. Unfortunately you'd never been alone in the camp especially on weekends and you might have to listen some music you don't like. That is why I prefer camping somewhere far from other people but this time we were only 2 of us and I felt a little scared.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Camping

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