Sight-seeing

The museums of Koprivshtica
The numerous museum-exponents, exhibited in six authentic houses revive the traditions and the unique spirit of the Bulgarian Renaissance.
Visit the cultural institutes, monuments, churches. Museums working hours:
Every day from 9:30 to 17:30
(in winter from 9:30 to 17:00)

1.Liuben Karavelov museum-house
(39, Hadzhi Nencho Palaveev Blvd.)
A compaound of three seperates buildings constructed by local builders in three stages for a period of 25 years. The first building, a winter house built in 1835. The house belonged to the merchant Stoycho Karavelov and his wife Nedelia Doganova. Today, the exhibition in the museum covers the life and the social activities of the two sons, Liuben and Petko Karavelov.

2.Todor Kableshkov museum-house
(8, Todor Kableshkov Str.)
The house was built in 1845 by a local master. In 1954 the house was converted onto a museum bearing the name of the revolutionary and leader of the April uprising Todor Kableshkov. The house with its imposing façade, exquisite interior, and decorations, reflects the life of the wealthy whom once inhabited Koprivshtica. In adition to the authentically restored living environment, the museum includes an exhibition covering the revolutionary activities of Todor Kableshkov.

3.Georgi Benkovski museum-house
(5, Georgi Benkovski Str.)
The birthplace of the famous Bulgarian revolutionary and organizer of the April uprising. The modest wooden house was built in 1831. the museum exhibits the life of the revolutionary activities of the rebellious and freedom loving Bulgarian. Not far from the museum is the stone monument of Georgi Benkovski (1976), made by the sculptor Georgi Tanev.

4.Oslekov museum-house
(4, Gereniloto Str.)
One of the most precious monuments of the Bulgarian Renaissance architecture, built in 1856 for the needs of the rich merchant Nencho Oslekov. Oslekov was a participant in the April uprising of 1876. the house is famous for its beautiful wall paintings and wood carvings. The furniture of the house illustrates the environment of a rich Koprivshtica home in the middle of 19th century.

5.Lutova museum-house
(2, Nikola Belovezhdov Str.)
The house is unique monument of Bulgarian Renaissance architecture. It was built in 1854 by masters from Plovdiv. The owner of the house was a merchant working in Egypt. The house captures the attention of visitors by its rich architecture and exotic wall paintings.

6.Dimcho Debelianov museum-house
(6, Dimcho Debelianov Str.)
This house, built in 1830 and recently converted to a museum, was the home of Dimcho Debelianov, the famous poet of Bulgarian literature. The house in particular evokes lively interest and lyrical spirits in all visitor of the town. The authentic environment of the house was restored and the exhibition covers the poet’s life and creative work.

7.The Holy Mother Assumption church
(26 A, Dimcho Debelianov Str.)
This church, built in 1817, is known by the local inhabitants as the old church. The church contains many precious works of art including the Iconostasis (1821) ant the other icons made by Renaissance painters during the period of 1837 to 1838.

8.Saint Nicholas church
(1, Nesho Shabanov Str.)
This church, known as the new church was built in 1845. The church is a monumental stone building surrounded by a high monastery wall. The church also contains many precious works from Brulgarian Renaissance such as icons and wood-carvings.

9.Art Gallery
(78, Hadzhi Nencho Palaveel Blvd.
Jordan Shentov – artist)
The “april 1876”art gallery was inaugurated on May 24, 2003. The exhibition showcases paintings of more than 40 Bulgarian artists, inspired by the April uprising theme.