6 Things to Do in Gabrovo That You Shouldn't Miss

October 22, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Gabrovo in Bulgaria, from Europe region, is best know for Specialty Museums. Discover best things to do in Gabrovo with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR

Gabrovo 5309, Bulgaria +359 66 810 560
Excellent
63%
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4.5 based on 157 reviews

Open Air Ethnographic Museum ETAR

Reviewed By monikaveselova - London, United Kingdom

With Etar you could go back in the time and see how the bulgarian traditions have been part of bulgarians live.You will visit many craftsmen workshops such as wood-carving, copper-smith crafts, pottery,cutlery making, needlework,furriery,herbal medicine etc
All of this would be in tipical atmosphere of old bulgarian houses from 19 th centures(Bulgarian Renaissance houses)- so much history in one place.
Also you will have a chance to try delicious Bulgarian food and think about how the world has change but traditions will stay with us always! Enjoy!

2. Shipka Monument

Stoletov Peak, Shipka 6150, Bulgaria +359 431 624 95
Excellent
79%
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4.5 based on 106 reviews

Shipka Monument

Reviewed By johnmR5726OU

The Shipka Memorial commemorates the victory of an out numbered Bulgarian force over the superior equipped Ottoman forces. In the US we would liken it to the battle at Gettysburg, a 3 day battle with the Bulgarian volunteers withstanding attacks, bending but not breaking. The view from the monument overlooks the Valley of Kings, absolutely beautiful. The museum exhibits inside the Memorial are excellent.

3. Bozhentsi

Bozhentsi, Bozhentsi 5349, Bulgaria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Bozhentsi

Reviewed By doofvfood - Europe

According to the guidebook, the village was founded by people fleeing Veliko Tarnovo when it was sacked by the Ottomans. As it was a listed site, houses were conserved which has made it a historically important site. We stopped en route to Veliko Tarnovo from Plovdiv after visiting the Etar Complex. The houses are pretty, but the village was very quiet when we visited, with just a restaurant or two open and a tourist shop. Though we were told there are 5 museums, there was only the one we spotted when we entered the village. Unfortunately we didn't have alot of time and couldn't spend time in the museum. Worth a look if in the region, but I wouldn't make a special trip to visit it.

4. Sokolski Monastery

Kvartal Voditsi 60, Gabrovo 5300, Bulgaria
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Sokolski Monastery

Reviewed By Роман Ж

The Sokolski Monastery is a Bulgarian Orthodox monastery founded in 1833 and named after its founder Yosif Sokolski. In the centre of the yard, in 1865 the master Kolyu Ficheto constructed a big stone Fountain with eight taps. Picturesque temple. I recommend this monastery.

5. Interactive Museum of Industry

Nikolaevska Street 3, Gabrovo 5300, Bulgaria +359 87 868 3395
Excellent
89%
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5 based on 17 reviews

Interactive Museum of Industry

Reviewed By chiaraSofia - Sofia

A friend of mine told me about this museum and I drove 200 km from Sofia with my kids to see it. Definitely worth it! Virtual guide, image paging with kinect and surface, 3D cinema showing bird eye view of Gabrovo, demonstrations, youtube videos with Gabrovo jokes in which we were the main heros - amazing! What an original idea and perfect realization, the kids truly loved it!! Gabrovo itself is a green and beautiful city offering so much to see, perfect perfect stay and experience, don't miss it!

6. Museum of Satire and Humor

Bryanska St. 68, Gabrovo 5300, Bulgaria +359 66 804 945
Excellent
35%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 31 reviews

Museum of Satire and Humor

Reviewed By Denis F - Island of Gozo, Malta

We went Gabrovo to experience the well known local humour and were not disappointed. The Museum has four floors of brilliant displays and we spent hours viewing, giggling and enjoying a different humourous perspective. The local legends and self deprecating jokes were on the ground floor and a good indication of what was to follow. There was a very large room of colourful US press cartoons of President Trump and most were very clever and biting in satire. Also impressive was a display marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian revolution which showed the power of the underground press and the gradual breakdown of authority. All in all a very worthwhile excursion. We bought some souvenirs and along with a low entry cost had a morning's entertainment for less that 5 euros each.

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