Patalenitsa Tourism

Patalenitsa (Bulgarian: Паталеница) is a village in southwestern Bulgaria, administratively part of Pazardzhik Municipality within Pazardzhik Province. It lies 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of Pazardzhik, at the northern foot of the Karkaria ridge of the western Rhodope Mountains, some 370 metres (1,210 ft) above sea level. In 1955, the nearby village of Batkun was merged to Patalenitsa. There are several ancient and medieval sights in and around Patalenitsa. These include the 11th–14th century crossed-dome Church of St Demetrius with its preserved frescoes, the Batkun Monastery, originally founded in the Middle Ages and last reestablished in the 19th century, the ruins of the medieval Batkun Fortress (Batkounion), and the ruins of an ancient sanctuary of Asclepius dating to the 1st–4th century. Besides the medieval but inactive St Demetrius, there are two other Bulgarian Orthodox churches in Patalenitsa. The Church of the Dormition of the Mother of God was built in 1708, while the Church of the Holy Mother of God in the Batkun neighbourhood is newer and dates to 1892. In addition, there is a new chapel dedicated to Saint George, which was constructed in 2002 at the place of an older one. There are several theories explaining the etymology of the village's name. According to one theory, it is tied to the name of Saint Pantaleon, a church dedicated to whom occupied the present site of the village's Church of St Demetrius. A second explanation derives the name from the village of Patele in Aegean Macedonia (today Agios Panteleimonas, Florina regional unit, Greece), from which people settled in Patalenitsa in the 18th century. Another possibility is a link to the Bulgarian word pat (път, "road"), due to Patalenitsa's position on a crossroad. The village has its own village hall, the present building of which dates to 1970, a cultural centre (chitalishte) established in 1909, and a monument to the locals who perished as Bulgarian Army soldiers in the Balkan Wars and World War I. The earliest school in Patalenitsa was founded in 1865, though the current edifice of the village school was constructed in 1923.


A place in Bulgaria, Patalenitsa is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Patalenitsa, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Sofia. Sofia, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski, Boyana Church, Vitosha Boulevard. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Patalenitsa.

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  • Know the pollution level of Patalenitsa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 87.5 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 81.25 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 62.5 (High)
  • How safe is Patalenitsa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Patalenitsa.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 75 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 100 (Very High)
    • Car Stealing 100 (Very High)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 100 (Very High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 100 (Very High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 100 (Very High)
    • Safety Index 16.18 (Very Low)
    • Climate Index 81.37 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 85.34 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 36.05 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.21 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 32.91 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Patalenitsa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.17 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.63 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 19.7 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.42 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 34.71 USD

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