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Tryavna Old Town
Tryavna is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bulgaria. It is a picturesque mountain town situated on the slopes of Stara Planina in the middle of Bulgaria. The distance from Sofia and Varna is more or less the same, which is one of the reasons why Tryavna is a favoured meeting venue for various national summits.
Tryavna is a stronghold of the Bulgarian spirit and traditions which, combined with the beautiful natural surroundings, have made it a superb destinations for travel and holidays. The town plays a key role in the economic development of the country and the Liberation movement during the 19th c. It is the birthplace of many renowned Bulgarian intellectuals and public figures, whose houses have been nowadays converted into museums or carry commemorative signs. The most distinctive feature of Tryavna is its original architecture which can be best seen in the Old Town. Many of the original houses have been preserved and still emit the ambience of romantic authenticity through their Revival period elements such as 2nd floor bay windows facing the street (and the neighbours!) and wide eaves. The town is a center of traditional crafts and art. The Old Town of Tryavna captures the visitors with some incredible masterpieces of woodcarving and iconography and the numerous small galleries, museums, workshops and ateliers.