The name of the city comes from the Vratsata passage situated next to the town, which name means in Bulgarian “the door wings”.
In the past the city used to be an important craftsmen centre, as well as transport- and culture centre.
The most developed crafts for that time were homespun tailoring, leather and gold manufacture. Vratsa is located about 100 km from Sofia.
Nowadays the city has an important administrative and economical role for the whole district.
Places to visit in Vratsa:
1. Hristo Botev’s Monument
2. Sofronii Vrachanski’s Monument
3. Sofronii Vrachanski Ethnographical Complex
4. Vratsata Passage
5. Vratsa Balkan Natural Reserve
6. Varshets Balneology Centre