Karlovo

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Karlovo The town of Karlovo is situated in the central part of the country, in the beautiful Karlovo kettle which is part of the Rose valley.

It is located 60 km from the town of Plovdiv. The city is crossed by the Stara reka river (the name means Old river) which forms on the North of the city a picturesque waterfall.

Karlovo was founded next to the Kopsis fortress. During the Ottoman domination the city is known as a craftsmen centre especially for its leather and woolen braid manufacture, etc.

Karlovo is the birthplace of the Bulgarian national hero Vassil Levski. In 1953 the city is named Levskigrad (the city of Levski) after his name and in 1962 they call it Karlovo. The name of the city is also associated with many patriots and rebel detachments. Karlovo is the starting point for the Central Balkan National Park.

Sightseeing

1. Vassil Levski Monument
2. Vassil Levski’s House-Museum
3. Suchurum Waterfall
4. Vassil Levski National Museum
5. Historical Museum

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