IPA The project is co-funded by EU trough the Bulgaria–Serbia IPA Cross-border Programme
Leader Partner Municipality of Koprivshtitsa, Koprivshtitsa - Bulgaria; Partner Municipality of Medijana Nis, Serbia



This house, built in 1830 and recently converted to a museum, evokes interest and lyrical mood in all visitors of the town. Here, on the 25.03.1887 was born Dimcho Debelianov, the famous Bulgarian poet. The authentic environment of the house was restored and the exhibition covers the poet's life and creative work.

Location: Bulgaria, Koprivshtitsa, 6, Dimcho Debelyanov Str.

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A compound of three separate building constructed by local builders in three stages in a period of 25 years. The first building, a winter house, was built in 1810. The second - a building for trade purposes was built in 1820 and the third one, a summer house, was constructed 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, Luben and Petko Karavelov.

Location: Bulgaria, Koprivshtitsa, 39, H. N. Palaveev Blvd.

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The house was built in 1945 by a local master. In 1954 the house was converted into a museum with the name of the Bulgarian revolutionary and leader of the April uprising - Todor Kableshkov. In addition to the authentically restored living environment, the museum includes an exhibition connected with the revolutionary activities of Todor Kableshkov and the April uprising in Koprivshtitsa.

Location: Bulgaria, Koprivshtitsa, 8, Todor Kableshkov Str.

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The birthplace of the famous Bulgarian revolutionary and an organizer of the April uprising. The wooden house was built in 1831. The exhibition is connected with the life and the revolutionary activities of the rebellious and freedom loving Bulgarian. Not far fron the museum you can see the stone monument of Gergi Benkovski. It's sculptor is Hristo Tanev.

Location: Bulgaria, Koprivshtitsa, 5, Georgi Benkovski Str.

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The house is a unique monument of Bulgarian Revival architecture. It was built in 1854 by masters from Plovdiv. The owner of the house was a merchant working in Egypt. The house provokes interest in visitors with its rich architecture and the opulent wall paintings.

Location: Bulgaria, Koprivshtitsa, 2, Nikola Belovezhdov Str.

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In the immediate vicinity of the railway station "Crveni Krst" in Niš, German-Nazi Concentration Camp was located in the buildings which used to be military storage facilities before the German occupation. It was one of the most notorious and the biggest concentration camps in Serbia. During four years, more 35.000 patriots and supporters of National Freedom Movement, imprisoned partisans, Roma people and Jews were imprisoned there. It is especially known for the escape of 105 prisoners on February 12th, 1942. After the great camp break, 1100 people were shot as the retaliation for 11 killed German soldiers. The organized escape from the concentration camp was the unique event in the occupied Europe of that time.

Location: Serbia, Nish,



One of the most precious monuments of the Bulgarian Revival 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 Koprivshtitsa home in the middle of the 19th century.

Location: Bulgaria, Koprivshtitsa, 4, Geraniloto Str.

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Go southwards in direction to Strelcha. After you pass a petrol station, cross Reynovo dere by the Nenchova fountain. Climb up a forest path until you reach the TV-tower and go on through a pine forest on the north slope of Popadiya pak. You will reach a flat area behind Pop peak (a shelter). Here you can see the beautiful view to Bogdan peak, Bunaya peak, Central Balkan Mountains and the surroundings of Koprivshtitsa. Westwards, through a century-old beech forest, slope down to Ravna poliana site. You will pass a fence on the right side and on a path through a beech forest you will come to Karavelova poliana area (small shelter). Go back to Koprivshtitsa through a pine forest which leads to Gergiovden area and 'Holy Ghost' peak, situated in the vicinity of the town.

Location: Bulgaria, Koprivshtitsa,

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