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Shiroka Laka Village

Shiroka Laka Village

The village of Shiroka laka is located in a mountainous region 23 km. away from Smolyan. Its altitude is 1058 m. The village is famous for its authentic Rhodope houses as well as folklore. Some of the most well known singers and bagpipers of the Rhodope folklore were born here. The national school for folklore arts was opened in 1972. In the area of Shiroka laka the rock formations "Momata" and "Glavata" as well as the chapels "Saint Teodor Stratilat", "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" and "St. Atanas" can be seen.
The village is among the 100 national tourist destinations in Bulgaria.

Sights:
  • The church of "Uspenie Bogorodichno"
  • "St. Nikola" church
  • The house of Captain Petko Voyvoda
  • Zgurovska, Uchikovska and Grigorovska houses
  • The house of Exarch Stefan

Events:
  • The Kukeri festival

Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev | Location: N: 41.678726, E: 24.583687
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"Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."
Benjamin Disraeli