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General information about Kovachevitsa

Kovachevitsa sign
The entrance of Kovachevitsa

Kovachevitsa is a small mountain village, situated in Southwestern Bulgaria. It is located 210 km., from Sofia, 560 km. from Varna and 439 km. from Burgas. Kovachevitsa known that retains its authentic appearance throughout the centuries. Because of its unique architecture, the village was declared an architectural and historical monument in 1977. Historical data show that the information about the village dates from the 15-16 century, but that does not mean that there were no other settlers from ancient times. Historical artifacts found there, suggest that Kovachevitsa was the center of ancient civilization. Located at an altitude of 1050 meters, in a very beautiful area, the nearest village is 5 km. of there. At the end of the 19th century, this clean and tidy village counts a population of 630 people. Plan your trip with a rental car from Top Rent A Car , to visit Kovachevitsa.

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History of the village

Bird's-eye view of Kovachevitsa
Bird's-eye view of Kovachevitsa


The village was founded by Bulgarian families who refuse to accept Islam, and settled there. It is believed that during the period 1623-1626, were formed the first neighborhoods. The settlers came from Western Macedonia and Tarnovo. Near the village are found historical artifacts from before new age (Thracian helmets, coins, marble tiles, pottery, etc.), which means even though the area is high - mountain was inhabited since ancient times.

The legend

According to a legend, it is believed that the name of the village came from the wife of a local blacksmith named Marco. After his death, the woman takes care of the family. When relatives and friends went there, they said they go to "Kovachevitsa", which means blacksmith's wife. And from there came the name of the neighborhood around which gathered all the other neighborhoods to defend themselves from the attacks of thieves.

Sightseeing around Kovachevitsa

Revival houses

The houses in Kovachevitsa are built almost entirely of stone, even the rooftops. Only at higher houses last floor is wooden. The houses are fully imbued with the spirit of the Renaissance. It’s beautiful and massive architecture makes it an architectural monument. The construction of each house shows mastery of generations. The style of the houses and the streets is unique.


Revival houses
Revival houses

The area is very scenic and beautiful. By the village start tourist roads to the waterfall "Sini Vir" and the area "Kozi Kamak". It offers wonderful opportunities for hiking, historical - cognitive and recreational tourism. Away from the city noise, high in the mountains with crystal clear air and drinking water, the village is the right choice for people who love this type of holiday and walks. In the area you can visit the more popular villages and rural tourism: Leshten, Lower and Ribnovo. Kovachevitsa is a beautiful high - mountain village, nestled among the high hills. This paradise is under the protection of UNESCO.

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The best hotels in Kovachevitsa according to Trip Advisor are:

  • Guest house “Lavanda”
  • house “Kanina”
  • Guest house “Vesko and Suzi”

Where you could quickly and easily rent a car in Kovachevitsa?

If you plan to visit Kovachevitsa and have not yet booked your car, you can do so by using our reservations left. If you are traveling from Sofia, Top Rent A Car have office Mimi Balkan Street 140, where you can employ your car on the spot. Kovachevitsa is perfect destination for a two-day walk from Sofia.

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Street in Kovachevitsa by Petko Yotov (Own work) [ GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-SA-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons