One of the best preserved Bulgarian National Revival Period towns has plenty of 19th century mansion-type houses, a couple of churches, many hotels and homestay opportunities, and a plethora of restaurants serving what they in varying degrees tag traditional fare.
It is also the birthplace of at least a dozen famous Bulgarian poets, revolutionaries, intellectuals and other important folks. Some of their houses have been turned into museums.
Significantly, this small town, which experienced its heyday when the Ottoman Empire was in rapid decline, is just an hour's drive out of Sofia.
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