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Traditional villages

Our advice is to always include this activity of visiting traditional villages in the travel itinerary because it is something that visitors always find surprising and worth telling on their return.. Our guide-translators will tell you the history of these towns, its legends and a multitude of anecdotes as they walk through its picturesque streets.

Entering the traditional towns of the interior of the country is a return to the past for visitors. This is because many small town houses have been kept for generations in their original condition instead of being rebuilt., which allows the visitor to live the experience of walking through villages with cobbled soils, with wooden and stone houses, that seem anchored in the past; with the incentive that they are living peoples, still inhabited and with activity based on agriculture. What better place to enjoy gastronomy than in these traditional towns?, the typical dishes of Bulgarian cuisine will surprise the foreign diner with their exoticism and mix of flavors that are not found in the rest of Europe.

To all this is added that at the time of the Bulgarian Renaissance (18th centuries – XIX), when Bulgarian artisans and merchants broadened their horizons and opened up to Europe and the world, many cultural influences from Europe entered Bulgaria, the most visible in architecture and building interiors, built during that time. The incredible models of Renaissance architecture can be seen in many Bulgarian cities.

To preserve this rich heritage, architectural reserves have been created: entire villages or districts, that now enjoy great interest from visitors: the city of Koprivshtitsa, the Old Town of Plovdiv, Kovachevitsa, the town of Arbanasi, the village of Bozhentsi, the town of Brashlyan, the town of Delchevo, the town of Dolen, "Etara", Zheravna, pueblo de Stefanovo y Shiroka Laka. In all of them one can discover the rural life of ancient Europe, surprisingly kept here to this day, with their artisan crafts, gastronomy, customs and permanent contact and respect for nature.

c) Cultural Route

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