Koprivshtica Day Tour From Sofia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from your accommodation or hotel in Sofia
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Koprivshtica is the Revolutionary capital of Bulgaria. Here in 1876 starts the April Uprising, the biggest uprising of the Bulgarians against the Ottoman yoke. Walking around the cobblestone streets of the town is like going back to the heroic past of the country. Visit the houses of the Bulgarian revolutionaries and learn about their sacrifice for the liberation of Bulgaria, as well the birthplaces of great poets and writers. A day in the town of Koprivshtica will make you feel like you have travelled to a place, taken out from the remarkable Revolutionary novels of the Bulgarian writers.Also on the way back we will stop at Chavdar, a neolithic village reconstruction, based on a real archaeological excavations in the area.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour by minibus
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Popular choice with kids

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Oslekov's House, Koprivshtitsa, Sofia-bulgaria">Sofia Region

With its triple-arched entrance and interior restored in shades from scarlet to sapphire blue, Oslekov House is arguably the most beautifully restored example of Bulgarian National Revivalperiod architecture in Koprivshtitsa. It was built between 1853 and 1856 by a rich merchant who was executed after his arrest during the 1876 April Uprising. Now a house-museum, it features informative, multilingual displays (Bulgarian, English and French) about 19th-century Bulgaria.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Todor Kableshkov House Museum, Koprivshtitsa, Sofia Region

The house where the author of the blood letter was born in 1851 is a model of the Bulgarian architecture in the period of the National Revival. It was build in 1845 by Koprivshtiza master-builder Gencho Mladenov. The beauty of the house comes from its symmetrical design, elegant shape and spacious second-floor saloon with tall glazed windows. Its ceilings, doors, and cupboards are covered in skilful wood-carvings.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Lyutov House Museum, Koprivshtitsa, Sofia Region

Ljutovs House is an impressive example of the architecture of the period at its best. It was build in 1854 for the wealthy citizen of Korprivshtiza Stefan Topalov by Plovdiv master-buildings. It has richly painted walls and beautiful wood-curved ceilings. In 1906 the house was sold to the local merchant Petko Lyutov from where its name derives. The ground floor holds a display of plasti handmade colorful covers made from wool used as floor covers and comfortable thick bedcovers. The plasti were made by special rolling and pressing methods and were colored with natural dyes.


Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Georgi Benkovski House Museum, Koprivshtitsa, Sofia Region

In 1843, a pretty wooden house perched on one of Koprivshtizas hills and surrounded by green trees and motley flowers witnessed the birth of one Gavril Hlatev. In Bulgarian history he will always be remembered as Gerogi Benkovski a pseudonym he adopted as an organizer and leader of the April Uprising.
A majestic monument of Georgi Benkovski has been erected near his house, impressive in terms of size and architecture. The design and construction of the monument are work of the architect P. Tatatov and the sculptor H. Tanev.
The sculpture represents Georgi Benkovski mounted on a horse, galloping towards his dream. The monument is situated on a beautiful glade framed by a dense pine forest a location which affords an excellent view of the whole town in its unique, out of this world beauty

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Entry/Admission - Oslekov's House

Entry/Admission - Todor Kableshkov House Museum

Entry/Admission - Lyutov House Museum

Entry/Admission - Georgi Benkovski House Museum

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Not wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 25-Sep-2019

    The excursion to Koprivshtica occurred on a beautiful late summer day in September. The driver was fantastic and was able to converse with me in excellent English. The village is charming, with unique architectural sites to visit and some shopping as well. A beautiful drive into the Balkan Mountains!