This is a full day tour from Sofia to Koprivshtitsa. The distance from Sofia to Koprivshtitsa is 120 km and takes about 2 hours drive. Visit Koprivstitza at its most majestic time - during the National Festival of authentic Bulgarian Folklore that takes place once at every 5 years. The National festival of the Bulgarian Folklore is 12- 15 August. Do not miss this unique opportunity to visit for one day Koprivstitza during that festival.
Our driver and guide will pick you from your hotel. The delightful ethnographic village of Koprivshtitsa, located 120 km east of Sofia, is huddled in the mountain folds and is famous for its National Revival architecture (18th – 19th century). There you can leisurely walk along its picturesque streets and feel the plastic treatment of the stone fencing walls, the large gates and the dignity of the houses amidst the yards. The Koprivshtitsa style house is characterized by exquisite painted facades and sunny verandas, with carved ceilings and stylish European furnishings.
The small town is a unique combination of a legendary heroic history and fascinating present. There is no other Bulgarian town that boasts such a large number of museum houses and monuments, nearly 400 in number, most of which have been restored to their original appearance. A unique collection of ethnographical treasures, old weapons, National Revival works of art, fine fretwork, household weaves and embroidery, national costumes and typical Bulgarian jewellery has also been preserved.
Koprivshtitsa played an important role in Bulgaria’s history, as it was there that the first shot of the April Uprising against the Ottoman Empire was fired in 1876. Since 1965 the National Festival of authentic Bulgarian Folklore has taken place every five years in Koprivshtitsa, gathering amateur musicians, artists and craftsmen from all over Bulgaria.
Option 1: Cost per person: € 102.00
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