Koprivshtitsa will twist your tongue with its hard-to-pronounce name but it’s worth the effort because it’s one of the best preserved Revival-period towns. Stroll past the colorful houses and visit one which has been transformed into a museum, to soak up the historical atmosphere and learn more about how the Bulgarians gained their liberty.
Bulgaria is known as The Country of Roses and there’s a specific area where most of the rose fields are located; the Rose Valley near the town of Kazanlak. Every year, for a whole month – mid-May to mid-June – the Rose Festival fills the air with the sweet scent of rose blooms. Tourists are welcome to join the rose-picking process, as long as they’re prepared for the early start, as the best time to do it is sunrise.