Troyan is a town which was named of Roman Emperor Trajan, in Lovech Province in central Bulgaria with population of 22,000 inhabitants and river of Beli Osam passes through the heart of the town. The town is about 162 kilometres (101 miles) away from the country capital Sofia. The town is famous for its traditional pottery, probably developed partly as a result of the qualities of the local clay soil. Pottery was a main source of income for the local craftsmen during the Bulgarian Renaissance age. Now handmade pottery items are sold as souvenirs to tourists. Also notable are the Nunki Complex and the St Paraskeva Church, both built in the first half of the 19th century. The production of premium quality plum brandy (rakia) has become a part of the local culture and it has gained national and international acclaim.
The Monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God or, as it is more commonly called, the Troyan Monastery is the third largest monastery in Bulgaria. It is located in the northern part of the country in the Balkan Mountains and was founded no later than the end of the 16th century.
Saeva dupka is a cave in northern Bulgaria near the village of Brestnitsa. Its five halls and 400 metres of corridors offer some of the most beautiful cave formations in the country. The cave has hosted many choral music performances, thanks to the excellent acoustic conditions. Saeva dupka was named after two brothers, Seyu and Sae, who used it as a hiding place during the Ottoman occupation of Bulgaria. Recent excavations have shown the cave was inhabited since Roman times.
Trip duration: 09:00 h. – 19:00 h. / 9 hours – day trip /
|1st January to 31st December|
|Monday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Tuesday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Wednesday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Thursday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Friday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Saturday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Sunday||09.00 - 19.00|
|Last Admission||At least 24h before leaving