The 10 Best Things to Do in Lovech Province, Bulgaria

July 31, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

Lovech Province in Bulgaria, from Europe region, is best know for Caverns & Caves. Discover best things to do in Lovech Province with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Lovech Province

1. Devetashka Cave

Lovech 5500, Bulgaria +359 68 688 212
Excellent
81%
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4.5 based on 98 reviews

Devetashka Cave

Reviewed By lorinczistvan - Bucharest, Romania

Unfortunately it was a rainy day when we visited the cave, but definitely worth to stop here for 30 minutes. the cave is a little bit off the main road, the parking is free. the entry fee was 3 leva/person, and there is also little souvenir stand. we was lucky to see also some bats.

2. Krushunskiye Waterfalls

P.O.Box 226, 5500 Lovech, Krushuna, Bulgaria +359 89 640 0633
Excellent
75%
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Krushunskiye Waterfalls

Reviewed By debiddo - Oxford, United Kingdom

Following on from a visit to Devetashka cave we drove about 20mins to get to the parking lot for visiting the Kurushuna Falls. After paying a small entrance fee and receiving a map, we walked to the start of the two trail heads. In this area there is a small restaurant that sells pizza, and there are some public conveniences. The first trail takes you past the main falls and a rather beautiful blue pool where we stopped for a picnic. The trail loops back to the trail head, where the second trail can be embarked upon. The second trail is a bit harder work than the first, but my six year old managed just fine. The trail goes past some caves under the overhang of a cliff, then onto a "hidden" fall.
There is a play area near the parking lot, and a swimming pool, although it was not in operation while we were there (April).
The falls and the cave made for a rather nice day out.

3. Troyan Monastery

Troyan, Bulgaria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

Troyan Monastery

Reviewed By saronic - Zurich, Switzerland

Although quite a bit older the monastery of Troyan, as it appears today, is mainly a creation of the Bulgarian Renaissance, that attractive architectonic style, which flourished in the 19th century. The monastery is about 10km outside the town of Troyan, well known for its ceramics and the Slivova Rakiya (plum brandy), of which I had the chance to try a 25 years old one just two days before coming here.
When visiting Troyan Monastery I happened to be travelling from Veliko Tarnovo past here to Koprivshtitsa just on Bulgaria's Independence Day. So by coincidence I was connecting three of the country's most important places in regards to the attainment of freedom. In Veliko Tarnovo the independence was officially declared on Sept 22nd, 1878; many of the revolutionaries of that time hailed from the mountain village of Koprivshtitsa and the monastery of Troyan had been the hiding place of Vasil Levski, Bulgaria's so-called 'Apostle of Freedom', who was later executed by the Ottomans. A museum in some of the former monk cells is now dedicated to Vasil Levski and can be visited.
The monastery has a lovely courtyard, surrounded by the monk cells, with passages in front that are decorated with flower boxes full of red geraniums. The main sight though is the church dedicated to Sveta Bogoroditsa with wall paintings by Zahari Zograf, one of Bulgaria's best known figures of 19th century sacral art.

4. The Covered Bridge

Osam River, Lovech 5500, Bulgaria
Excellent
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4 based on 68 reviews

The Covered Bridge

Reviewed By Gabriel H - Bellaire, Texas, United States

This 320-foot long covered bridge spans the Osam river and connects old and new Lovech. Wood or stone-based Bridges had existed at this site for a long time, but were frequently destroyed by floods. In 1874, a new, covered bridge was built, and included several dozen stored, cafes and shops on both sides. Being a wooden bridge, it burnt down in 1925, and was replaced by a much less attractive metal bridge. To recover the aesthetic aspect of the bridge, Lovech leadership commissioned a return to the 1874 design, which was partially accomplished in 1982, although with far fewer shops on it. However, it still houses a pastry shop and a cafe. As you head from one side of town to the other, it is a great stop for a coffee and great for people watching too.

5. Prohodna Cave

Village Karlukovo | Iskar George, Karlukovo 5782, Bulgaria +359 69 873 726
Excellent
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Prohodna Cave

Prohodna is the most beautiful karst cave in north central Bulgaria, located in the Iskar Gorge near the village of Karlukovo. The main sight here are the "two huge eyes" on the roof of the cave - the eyes of supernatural power.

Reviewed By Borislava S - Sofia, Bulgaria

Very beautiful place where you can see and feel the power of the Bulgarian nature. Perfect place for a weekend walk with friends. Downside the cave, there is a river which is also worth of seeing.

6. Glozhene Monastery (Sveti Georgi Pobedonosets)

Ribaritsa, Bulgaria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Glozhene Monastery (Sveti Georgi Pobedonosets)

Reviewed By Tihomir S - Sofia, Bulgaria

The monastery itself is not so glamorous, but the nature is beautiful and the road to there is really exciting (the last 10 km there is width for one car only). Be prepared for a paid car parking outside the monastery, as well as "taking photos" tax inside the monastery. There is a cave nearby, but we didn't visited it.

7. Hisarya Fortress

Lovech, Bulgaria
Excellent
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4 based on 17 reviews

Hisarya Fortress

Reviewed By MikiIvo - Munich, Germany

The fortress is dating from the time of the Roman Empire, when a functioning road station called Presidium was designed. It`s one of the last seized from the Ottoman Empire.
Inside the fortress, you could enjoy the stunning view of the town or the mountain in the back. The beautiful river Osum and remains of a roman path could be seen also behind the fortress.

8. Beklemeto Pass

42_46'50.7n 24_36'22. 4e, Troyan 5600, Bulgaria
Excellent
37%
Good
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4 based on 16 reviews

Beklemeto Pass

Reviewed By saronic - Zurich, Switzerland

With a peak of 2376m asl the Balkan mountain range is not impressively high, but it splits the country of Bulgaria in two and has given the name to the whole European peninsula, comprising several countries.
Travelling through Bulgaria's center I crossed the mountain range twice. First in its eastern part over the Shipka pass (1185 m) and then again over the Beklemeto pass (1520m). This last pass, reached on a steep winding road from Troyan with its well known monastery, is part of the 'Central Balkan National Park'. At the pass itself there are several information boards, also in English, but no restrooms.
Scenery on the pass is not overwhelming, especially when coming from the Alps, but there are some nice views. If one parks the car there, one can walk up a small, also tarred road towards the Liberation Monument, built in 1978 in the then still prevalent socialist monumental style, in memory of Bulgaria's independence from Ottoman rule 100 years before.

9. Troyan National Museum of Folk Art and Traditional Handicrafts

Rue Stara Planina 256, Oreshak 5630, Bulgaria +359 69 522 816
Excellent
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Troyan National Museum of Folk Art and Traditional Handicrafts

Reviewed By Daniel P - Paris

we were impressed to see how beautiful this museum became : buildings remodeled, very lighted and with perfect displays. And most of these perfect handicaft may be sold ! The quality of the handicrafts is quite unbelievable.

10. Regional Historical Museum

Lovech, Bulgaria
Excellent
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Regional Historical Museum

Reviewed By 19Radu78 - Bucharest, Romania

The museum shows 2 traditional houses from the old Lovech. Both are about 200 years old. One is decorated in 19th century style while the other is "newly" decorated, around 1950 - a local mathematician and musician lived in the house in mid-20th century.
If you are in the area, it is definitely worth spending 30 minutes. Especially for kids it is very interesting to see how people leaved in the past.

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