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Hanche Museum

Located in the center of the village of Chiflik and 100 meters from the Family Hotel Chiflik Hills, is a historic museum house.
Preserved since 1876, when the Bulgarian revolutionary Todor Kableshkov, together with the detachment, was captured and taken down in this inn, where they were held for 2 nights before being transferred to the Lovech prison to be executed. The interior of the house is remarkably preserved, showing the traditional lifestyle of the period.

Admission is free. Everyone is welcome to visit him and learn a little more about our history. 

Troyan monastery

The monastery, which is the third largest in Bulgaria, is picturesquely situated on the banks of the Cherni Osam River near the village of Oreshak, 10 km from Troyan. It was founded around 1600 (Abbot Callistratus), probably before that. Legend has it that monks from Mount Athos went to Wallachia with the sanctuary of the monastery - the miraculous icon of the Mother of God Troeruchitsa, which is a copy of the old miraculous icon in the Hilendar Monastery (XIV century). 

The arch of freedom

Near the Troyan Pass is the monument "Arch of Freedom" - on Mount Goraltepe (1595 m), located 15 minutes east of the highest point of the pass Beklemeto. The monument is a massive concrete structure with a height of 35 meters. The arch is dedicated to the "Russian and Soviet liberators". There is a narrow asphalt road to the south side of the ridge. The monument is in a place where the valleys of Beli Osam and Troyan are to the north, and to the south there is a view of Sredna Gora, the Rhodopes and Rila Mountain. In the other two directions - east and west - you can see the most famous peaks of Stara Planina, including the highest peak Botev.

"On the way to edelweiss"

Immediately at the end of the village of Chiflik passes the eco-trail "On the way to the edelweiss", which leads to the reserve "Central Balkans". This walking route is from 870 to 1600 m above sea level.

There are several routes with varying difficulty for different opportunities for tourists to reach this exceptional place. Near the hut Haidushka Pesen is the place where Todor Kableshkov was captured. 

Museum of Natural History

One of the most attractive sights in Cherni Osam is the Natural History Museum. It was founded in 1956 by the local biology teacher Iliya Hristov and his students. In 1977 the collection was moved to a specially adapted building, which in 1992 acquired the status of a natural history museum.

The spirit of Central Stara Planina is captured in the three halls of the museum. There are more than 700 stuffed animals inhabiting the forests, peaks and rivers of the mountain. The most fun is the attraction hall. Contains various mammals and birds, predators and herbivores. As visitors walk past the exhibits, they can hear the sounds and songs of every mammal, reptile and bird. 

Ski slopes

About 20 km. from the village of Chiflik, before the passage of the Troyan - Karnare pass, on the side of the Troyan part of the mountain, is the resort village of Beklemeto. There are comfortable mountain terrains for winter and summer hikes, to the west to Kozia stena, Haidushka pesen, Echo and Vezhen peak. To the Mother of God Troeruchitsa, which is a copy of the old miraculous icon in the Hilendar Monastery (XIV century).

Numerous opportunities for hiking trails and ski slopes make this area an attractive tourist center in all seasons of the year. The best biathlon and cross-country ski track, approved by the international biathlon and cross-country skiing organizations with a length of 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10 km, is located in Beklemeto. The three tracks with a total length of about 2 km. have lifts and meet the standards for alpine skiing, there is also a topographic map for summer ski orienteering with a route of 120 km.

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