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SKI RESORT UZANA

In the place Uzana  locate the near Ski Resort in this area / 25 km/ and there is Bulgarian geographical center when guests can enjoy beautiful nature and many small hostels and pubs.  Stefanina Guesthouse offers our guests excellent conditions for skiing, horseback riding and hunting.

TOWN OF TRYAVNA

This is a nice architectural and historical reserve, with shops of handicrafts and artist galleries.
There is a walking path starting from the village of Bozhentsi and passing through the mountain, and it takes 2 hours to reach Tryavna.

ETARA

Etara – ethnographic museum is located 17 km away from Bozhentsi – a settlement of crafts, with many workshops, where masters work with tools, driven by water wheels.Walking along the cobblestone small streets, the tourists could try a just baked bread, sweets and cakes.

THE SOKOLSKI MONASTERY

Some 2 km above Etara, high up In the mountain, there is a women’s monastery, which in the past gave shelter to many national heroes during the Liberation wars. In the yard of the church, the chapel of “St. Pantaleymon”/ is located, where from a rock in the mountain droplets of healing water trickle down.

MOUNT SHIPKA

Some 15 kilometers from Bozhentsi, at altitude of 1523m the historic mount Shipka is situated, a national park-museum with statuesque memorial complex, in honor of those who perished in the Russian-Turkish Liberation War.

MOUNT BUZLUDZHA

It is located at 1441m above the sea level, with monument, related to the Bulgarian history.
There is a walking path starting from the village of Bozhentsi, along which mount Buzhludzha could be reached in 10 hours.

DRYANOVSKI MONASTERY

It is located some 15 kilometers away from Bozhentsi, in a beautiful mountain area, along the valley of Dryanovska river.There are a church and ossuary  of perished heroes in the yard of the monastery. A part of the monastery has been detached as a hotel.

THE “BACHO KIRO” CAVE

In the vicinity of the Dryanovski monastery, only 800 m away there is the cave, a part of which is power supplied and adjusted for viewing by tourists. There are beautiful stone chambers inside the cave, covered with ice, stalactites and stalagmites.

TOWN OF GABROVO

The town os located some 13 km from Bozhentsi, established by Racho Kovacha (‘ Racho the Blacksmith), a son of grandmother Bozhena (the fiounder of Bozhentsi).It is an old town of the Bulgarian National revival, the cradle of Bulgarian culture and crafts, where the Aprilov’s high school is situated the first weaving factory, shoemaker’s factory and other enterprises.The citizens of Gabrovo are well known for their sense of humor, and in the town is housed the unique “House of Humor and Satire” in Bulgaria, and every year International festival of Humor and Satire is organized with carnival.

TOWN OF VELIKO TARNOVO

The old metropolis of Bulgaria from the times of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom is located 45 kilometers away from Bozhentsi.The old king’s metropolis is preserved in the center of the town. A part of palaces, temples and fortified wall are preservd on the “Tsarevets” Hill.

VILLAGE OF ARBANASI

Close to the town of Veliko Tarnovo is the historic settlement of arbanasi, with typical architecture of the Bulgarian national revival.

PREOBRAZHENSKI MONASTERY

The small yet picturesque Preobrazhenski monastery is huddled up above the town of Veliko Tarnovo, at the foot of the Balkan Mountains, and it is adopted brother of the Athos monastery in Greece.
The monks there have preserved their old customs and traditions, and they meet their guests with exclusive hospitality.They derive themselves honey, wine and other natural products.

 

 

THE VILLAGE OF BOZHENTSI – ARCHITECTURAL AND HISTORICAL RESERVE, A MONUMENT OF CULTURE, UNDER THE PROTECTION OF UNESCO

  • Old Christian church in the yard, where monastery school is located – 178 years old – established in 1830.
  • Old Roman road, passing by the village and connecting North and South Bulgaria.
  • Museums
  • Old taverns – restaurants with Bulgarian cuisine, typical for the region, where freshly baked cakes and tasteful meals are offered.The oldest tavern is 350 years old
  • “Shekerdzhiynitsa” (a sugar sweet shop) – it is a confectionery with local specialties;
  • Shops of crafts.
  • There is a walking path starting from the village of Bozhentsi, through the mountain, and it is well marked, and tourists could for 2 hours reach the town of Tryavna.
  • There is a walking path starting from the village of Bozhentsi, along which the historic mount Buzludzha could be reached.