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Tryavna is a historic Bulgarian city
in Central Bulgaria situated in the Tryavna river valley. The city
managed to preserve its traditional architecture and historic heritage.
Originally found by the Thracian tribes much of the city date back to
the 18th- 19th centuries. Lack of hordes of tourists additionally add
charm to this authentic Bulgarian city.
Tryavna is a small picturesque town in Central
Bulgaria near Gabrovo. Its architectural appearance is one of the
most remarkable and well preserved examples of Bulgarian Revival
period that took place in the 18th and 19th century. Additionally
Tryavna is also famous for its artisans, craftsmen and artists. At
the time it was part of the Ottoman Empire that was officially a
Muslim country. Bulgarians that were predominantly Christian were
seeking for a way to self- identify themselves in the country those
officials were often hostile to the local religion and traditions.
A big influence of Tryavna Revival was influenced by
medieval churches and buildings that survived centuries of neglect
and foreign invasions. One of the most important religious buildings
that date to the period is a church of Archangel Michael located on
the Square of Dyado Nikola. It dates back to the 12th century.
Tryavna Clock Tower (Tryavna)
Tryavna Clock Tower was constructed in 1814
by Tryavna artisans as well as local citizens. The clock
mechanism itself was made in 1815 by the craftsmen from
Gabrovo. It reaches a total height of 21.15 meters. At the
time of its construction it was the highest building in the
Tryavna Clock Tower can be divided into three
parts. The lowest part is a square shaped base, middle part
is octagon shaped crowned by a small metal cornice.
Tryavna Clock Tower was renovated in 1971 to
mark anniversary of a Tryavna Library. The main clock got a
new mechanism that sounds 10 sounds a day. Additionally it
plays sounds of the song "Inseparable" those words were
written by Doe. The melody became the anthem of the city and
Tryavna Clock Tower is one of the most symbolic buildings in
Daskalov Museum- House (Tryavna)
+359 677 21-66
Open: Winter: 9am- 5pm
Summer: 9am- 7pm
House dates back to the early 19th century. The interior of
this splendid Tryavna residence preserved traditional
interior of the Bulgarian houses as they looked in the 19th
century. Its most unique feature is a magnificent wooden
ceiling with intricate carvings.
Museum of Icon-Painting and Wood Curving (Музеятнаиконопистаидърворезбата)