"Troyan - back in tourism" Troyan by peter_dimov

Troyan Travel Guide: 22 reviews and 45 photos


Troyan is a quiet and green town near Stara planina mountain range in the heart of Bulgaria. Troyan and Apriltsi form a new tourist area officialy promoted in the summer of 2003 but tourist activities are developed there earlier. Troyan combines both the traditional places from 19th century and the developing business and industrial heart of the microregion.
Troyan is a resort from early 20th century and now it has become a famous destination again.

The three faces of Troyan

Troyan has three different faces of his own because each historical period has left his marks in the city landscape. From 19th and early 20th century remain the traditional Bulgarian houses being built according to the local type of structure with stone roofs and wooden columns holding the whole building. From the communist period in Bulgarian history are the center of the town and most of the buildings near it which have their own style. The new buildings and structures from nowadays proove that the city developes and has many abilities. Here comes in the new tourist infrastructure of the city.

The developing city of Troyan

Troyan is one of the few cities quickly developing in Bulgaria. The city finds its future in tourism and industry, which hasn't much impact on the environment.

Troyan Monastery

Troyan monastery is one of the main historical monuments in the region being also one of the biggest monasteries in Bulgaria. It was found in 16th century and has remarkable architectureq wood-carvings and frescoes. As a monastery it has been the literary and revolutionary centre during the Turk occupation in Bulgaria.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Has all you need in your trip
  • Cons:I really don't see any con's
  • In a nutshell:Just go there.
  • Last visit to Troyan: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mirchica's Profile Photo
    Dec 10, 2010 at 12:58 AM

    Много свежа страничка:)

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    Looks like a lovely place! Hopefully I'll see it for myself this year.

  • desert_princess's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2005 at 8:15 AM

    V Gabrovo sum hodila mnogo puti , no do troian nikoga ne sumstigala...Kolko mnogo krasivi mesta iz Bulgariia imam da otkrivam oshte....

  • Rojo72's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2005 at 12:28 PM

    Another very nice page indeed. I loved the photo of the snowy mountains!

  • Jan 24, 2005 at 12:32 PM

    This looks like a lovely village. One more place on my list to see

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Jan 1, 2004 at 9:03 PM

    I always love the historical background. The villages always provide great insight. I love the local craft also. Atmosphere of a place is always a special thing... lovely page.

  • denise_BG's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2003 at 8:43 AM

    another favourite place! bravo!

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