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In Vratsa

The Kurt Pasha Tower

Kurt Pasha Tower is a prominent Vratsa landmark. It is located in the south-western end of the central Hristo Botev square, right in front of the History Museum building.
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The Boyar Church

The basilica was built in the 16th century and is the oldest and only underground church in Vratsa. There are very few preserved underground faith houses in Bulgaria.

Regional Museum of History

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.

Khristo Botev’s monument

Vratsa's central square is dominated by a monument of the town's most revered hero, Khristo Botev, who found his death in the mountain rising above...

Ivan Zambin Museum

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...

Grigoriy Naydenov Museum

Grigoriy Naydenov (1854-1919) is among the historical figures in Vratsa, honoured by making their birthplace part of Sofronii Vrachanski Compound.
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The St. Nicholas Metropolitan Church

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...

Statue of film maker Lyudmil Kirkov

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.

The Meshchi Tower

The Meshchi Tower, also known as the Clock Tower, is among Vratsa's symbols. It is the larger one of the two preserved medieval towers in its centre rising to a height of 13.4 m.

Fiacre Museum

The first factory for horse-drawn vehicles was built In Vratsa after the Liberation. It is the work of an illustrious Vratsa local, Mito Orozov, whose carriages were appreciated as state-of-the-art not only in Bulgaria...

Rogozen Treasure

The famous treasure was discovered in the village of Rogozen near Vratsa and is the largest silver find in our country, with an overall weight of over 20 kg...

The Ethnographic and National Revival Compound “St. Sofronii Vrachanski”

The Ethnographic and National Revival Compound "Sofronii Vrachanski" is seated in the central part of town...

Dimitraki Hadzhitoshev Museum

Dimitraki Hadzhitoshev is one of the most intriguing personalities of the Bulgarian Revival, whom most Bulgarians have never heard of.
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Mogilan Mound

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.

Vestitel Compound

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.