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Koprivshtitsa (Копривщица)


Koprivshtitsa is a small town in Western Bulgaria located in the valley of Topolnitsa River in the heart of the Sredna Gora mountains.



Location: Sofia Province  Map







Description of Koprivshtitsa


Much of the architecture of Koprivshtitsa  belongs to the 19th century and it is of few remaining towns with characteristic Bulgarian architecture. The city took its place in history since this was the place where first shots of the April Uprising of 1876 were fired.


The Landmarks in Koprivshtitsa

Oslekov House (1853–1856), today an ethnographical museum

Georgi Benkovski Memorial House (1831)

Lyuben Karavelov Memorial House complex (1810–1835)

the Dimcho Debelyanov Memorial House (1830)

Todor Kableshkov Memorial House (1845)

Lyutov House (1854)

Nayden Gerov House

Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos (1817)

Church of St Nicholas (1839)

Memorial Ossuary of 20 April housing the bones of those who died in the April Uprising (1926)

Bridge where the first shot of the uprising was fired in 1878, Kalachev most (1813)

Hadzhi Nencho Palaveev Community Centre (chitalishte) (1869)

Sts. Cyril and Methodius School (1837), the first class school in Bulgaria (1837)

Street of Handicrafts




Monument in memory of those who fought and died for Bulgarian liberation a mausoleum was erected to house the bones of Bulgarian heroes. Large statue on the hill is visible from some part of Koprivshtitsa. Another statue is barely visible, but unique in many ways. A memorial to mothers and wives of those who left and never returned from a battle with Turkish rule is one of its kind.









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