A dozen of the most beloved films of all time for Bulgarians, e.g. An Orchestra without a Name, The Boy Goes Away, Matriarchy, The Peasant with the Bicycle, etc., were made by the Vratsa-born Lyudmil Kirkov (1933 - 1995). His bas-relief, opened 2019 (on 24 May, the day of Enlightenment and Cyrillic alphabet) was sculpted by Milen Kamenov.
If you ask Vratsa locals about their favourite place for Sunday walks, most will point to the Vestitel (Herald) Compound, a.k.a. simply the Lodge. The short ascent to it rewards one with a stunning vista of the whole town, which makes it a perfect destination for aspiring photographers.
Vratsa's Regional History Museum opened its doors in 1953, but the stockpiling of its collection began as early as just after the Liberation by Vratsa community centre activists.
Its building is among the few in Bulgaria specially designed and built for a museum.
Grigoriy Naydenov (1854-1919) is among the historical figures in Vratsa, honoured by making their birthplace part of Sofronii Vrachanski Compound. Naydenov was one of the most generous benefactors not only in the local context, but nationwide as well.
European civilization as well as for the history of mankind. Therefore, make sure to include it in your must-see places list for Vratsa.
Dimitraki Hadzhitoshev is one of the most intriguing personalities of the Bulgarian Revival, whom most Bulgarians have never heard of. Don't miss the chance to learn about his life and martyrdom and pay a visit to his house, which is part of Vratsa Ethnographic Compound.
Ivan Zambin's house is part of the St. Sofronii Vrachanski Compound. Although Ivan Zambin' place in Bulgarian history is related to his early 19th century Russian mission, his house was transformed into a museum of handicrafts and other period livelihoods from the Vratsa region.
The Ethnographic and National Revival Compound "Sofronii Vrachanski" is seated in the central part of town, not far from the pedestrian street, its entrance being marked by the statue of Bishop Sofronii Vrachanski, sculpted by Kroum Damyanov.
The temple was built at the site of a small older church, built in 1858 according to contemporary Ottoman documents. The works for the new church began in 1865, with the entire Vratsa population taking part. The temple was completed on July 21, 1867.
Vratsa is the only city in Bulgaria where a true Thracian gold treasure was found! And it wasn't somewhere in its outskirts, but right at the town's heart, buried in the locally well-known Mogilan Mound.
The trove is part of an opulent burial complex accidentally unearthed in 1965 in the yard of an old house, while digging the foundations of a future residential block.