Discovering the hidden treasure of Vratsa: Mito Orozov Harness Museum
Vratsa is a city with a rich history and culture, and one of its most interesting sights is the Mito Orozov Horse Carriage Museum. Located in the heart of the city, the museum is dedicated to the life and work of Mito Orozov, a local entrepreneur known as the "Bulgarian Henry Ford". Orozov was born in Vratsa in 1859, and after losing his father at an early age, he took on the responsibility of supporting his family by starting out as an apprentice to local ironworkers.
Step back in time: Experience the life and work of the "Bulgarian Henry Ford"
In 1883, Orozov realized his dream of opening his own wagon shop and quickly gained a reputation for his innovative design and manufacturing precision. His vehicles are known for their strength, comfort and beauty, and he even won a gold medal at the Plovdiv Exhibition in 1892. The museum includes a collection of restored phaetons and other vehicles produced by Orozov, as well as more ordinary vehicles of the time such as oxen-drawn wooden carts, carts with iron axles and elegantly painted donkey carts.
The museum also has a brand new carriage designed by Orozov himself and hand-made by the last living employee of the factory. Visitors to the museum can learn about the life and work of Mito Orozov, the "Bulgarian Henry Ford" and understand his important role in the industrialization of Vratsa. The museum is part of the Ethnographic-Revival Complex "St. Sophronius Vrachanski" and is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria. So you can add the "Mito Orozov" Horse Carriage Museum to your itinerary and discover a unique part of the history of Vratsa.