It is said that the town was founded by the boyars who left Tarnovo after the ottoman invaders conquered the town. Many merchants and stock – breeders settled the place too. The Ottoman government gave some privileges to the town so its citizens kept their prosperity and well – being. The crafts and the trade thrived in Koprivshtitsa and the town became cultural and economic centre within the limits of Ottoman Empire. Its wealth attracted the robber bands and Koprivshtitsa was burned down three times, the last one was in 1810. But the town was renovated and continued its development.
It is surprising how many great persons like the revolutionaries Liuben Karavelov, TodorKableshkov and Georgi Benkovski, the poet Dimcho Debelianov, the politician Petko Karavelov and many others were born in Koprivshtitsa. Here was given the first shot that marked the beginning of the April uprising.
Koprivshtitsa is full of landmarks and historical monuments. The house museums of Liuben Karavelov, Todor Kableshkov and Georgi Benkovski keep many interesting facts and documents about the life and work of the great Bulgarian revolutionaries. Inside the Oselkova and Lutova houses the visitors can feel the atmosphere of the typical Bulgarian home. The house museum of the great Bulgarian poet Dimcho Debelianov is huddled between two big pine trees and if you cross the doorstep of the inner courtyard you will understand his verse “Do you remember the silent backyard”
The whole town gives the feeling of complete coziness and calmness. There are many tavernsand restaurants that leave unforgettable memories with delicious dishes and uniqueatmosphere.
Valeria Travel offers its clients private passenger transfer from Sofia Airport or City
center to Koprivshtica and vice versa. We guarantee that besides you, no one will ride in engaging your car.
We can also offer VIP transfers with luxurious limousines or SUV 4x4. If you wish to request one, please contact us specifying the type of vehicle and cost.