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Karlovo - city of Vasil Levski

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According to historical records, the land of Karlovo today is inhabited by the ancient Thracian from tribe Odryssae. In late antique era passed away road connecting the Black Sea with the city Serdica - Sofia today.

Originally from Karlovo are very prominent Bulgarians. First among them is our national hero Vasil Levski. The father of our eminent, poet and revolutionary Hristo Botev - Botyo Petkov - also is born in the city. Other famous people born in Karlovo are enterprising brothers Hristo and Evlogi Georgiev, one of the biggest donors for Culture and Education of Bulgaria, an author Rayno Popovich and publicist Ivan Bogorov.

Today Karlovo is proud of its many attractions. The largest of these is the birthplace of Vasil Levski. The house-museum has preserved an authentic environment in which he grew great Bulgarian revolutionary. You can visit the museum every day from 8.30 to 17.00. Another attraction is the historical museum, which is located in the old part of town. It is interesting for its rich collection of museum objects and artifacts tracing the history of the region from ancient times to the present. The museum is housed in the Five-class school, which itself is a masterpiece of Renaissance art. Interestingly center for crafts and cultural traditions - Buhalov Khan is one of the most interesting and beautiful buildings in the city. At the inn ever gathering revolutionary committee founded by Vasil Levski.

In the old part of Karlovo there are other interesting sights - St. Mary's Church (this is the temple where Vasil Levski was ordained in hierodeacon) and St Nicholas, and Historic Old Town location, preserved inside the unique atmosphere of the Bulgarian Revival .

In the region of Karlovo has many natural attractions. Among them are Praskaloto - the largest waterfall in the country, located in reserve "Djendema" Dzhandemski Great Falls - also in reserve "Djendema" Dry Cave and Water Cave, Steneto, Old River, Chamdzha. Especially nice is walk along "Waterfall", which leads to the waterfall "Suchurum" located 1km from the city center. Locally there are interesting hiking hut Hubavets, Vasil Levski hut, hut Rai and nearby towns.

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