Bozhentsi Village

The village of Bozhentsi is one of the most beautiful architectural reserves in Bulgaria. it is situated at about 15 km. to the east of the twon of Gabrovo at an altitude 547 m. The population is about 40 people. Most of the houses have two floors. A characteristic feature of the houses are the loggias, the roofs made of stone slabs and the corner fireplaces. [...]
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Arbanasi Village

The village of Arbanasi is located 4 km northeast of Veliko Tarnovo. Arbanasi is a settlement famous for its monumental houses and churches with rich interior decoration, carvings and wall paintings, built between the XVI-XVIII centuries. The name of the village originates from the fact that at the beginning of the Ottoman rule Bulgarians settled here. [...]
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Tyulenovo Village

The village of Tyulenovo is situated near the town of Shabla. Its population is about 50 people. Around Tyulenovo there used to be many seals which are not to be met now. The place is unique with its coast and caves. The cliffs are about 30 m. high. The place is suitable for tents and camping. There is no sand here and you can relax on the cliffs. [...]
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Trigrad Village

The village of Trigrad is situated at 1240 m. altitude in the western Rhodopes. It is within the municipality of Devin, the region of Smolyan. Its population is about 580 people. Several tourist places of interest can be found near Trigrad - "Dyavolkoto garlo" cave, "Yagodina" cave, "Haramiiska" cave and Trigrad gorge. [...]
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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. [...]
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