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  • 1 View of Old Triavna Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The best way to discover Triavna is to arrive by the Gabrovo road. As you drive alongside the railway line, you will catch sight of the Clock tower. Turn right (before the bridge) onto a narrow street skirting the river and park the car. The town cen..

  • 2 Captain-Djado-Nikola Square Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pl. du Capitaine-Djado-Nikola

    Captain-Djado-Nikola Square, with its irregular plan, forms one of Bulgaria's finest architectural ensembles in the National Awakening style. The pleasant square features several interesting elements: the old Clock tower, the church of St-Michael-the..

  • 3 Daskalov House Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    R. Petko-Slavejkov 27A

    Daskalov House (1808) is hidden by high walls and a garden. The ground floor houses a collection devoted to Trjavna's school of wood carving: furniture, doors, iconostases, sculptures depicting Bulgarian sovereigns. The upper floor recreates the life..

  • The church of St-Michael-the-Archangel, built in 1819, replaced a previous building burnt down in 1798 during a raid perpetrated by kardžali, hordes of Turkish brigands attracted by the opulence of the city. The half-buried edifice features a bulging..

  • 5 Tryavna's clock tower Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    The Clock Tower is one of the first buildings one catches sight of when arriving in Triavna. Built in 1814 (with the Turks' permission) on the town's main square, this symbolic tower continues to regulate the city's day, hour after hour.

  • 6 Rajkov's House Interesting

    Museums and art

    Designed in 1846 by local master builder Dimitar Sergyov, the Rajkov's lovely house spreads its shaded garden along the river-bank. It was the birthplace of Penco Rajkov and now houses an ethnographic collection.

  • 7 Petko-Slavejkov Street Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. Petko-Slavejkov

    The cobbled Petko-Slavejkov Street, one of the old town's thoroughfares, is lined with houses in the National Awakening style. Whether grand or unassuming, restored or neglected, most of them have been converted into taverns, art galleries or souveni..

  • The Icon Museum of Triavna's school is housed in the former chapel of the sanatorium. Two rooms present the production of the local school of icon painters, whose graceful style borders on mannerism. The room on the right displays 18C and early-19C i..

  • 9 Triavna's Old School

    Museums and art


    Built between 1836 and 1839, the Old School is proud of having counted among its teachers Petko R Slavejkov, one of the founders of secular education in Bulgaria. The building presents various exhibitions (old clocks, school library, carved wood, wor..

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