"Little jewel on the foot of Stara Planina" Sopot by mirchica

Sopot Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 11 photos

Sopot is a small beautiful town only 5 km far from Karlovo. Near the city is the initial station of the chair lift to ‘Forget-me-not, which is the longest on the Balkans. In Sopot you can see many Revival houses

Ivan Vazov

Ivan Vazov is maybe the most famous writer of all times in Bulgaria. He was born in Sopot on 9th July 1850. He is considered as ‘The Patriarch of the Bulgarian Literature’. His work reflects two historical periods — the Bulgarian National Revival and Bulgaria after the liberation from Turkish rule. Ivan Vazov is the author of a number of literary works - novels, books of poetry, short stories, short novels, poems, travel notes, comedies, dramatic works and others. Atthe end of XIX century, Vazov’s works have also been wide-spread beyond Bulgaria. They have been translated into more than 50 languages. Among the most impressive of his works are: the first Bulgarian novel ‘Under the yoke’, the short novel ‘Outcasts’, the books of poetry ‘Epopee of the forgotten’, ‘Banner and Rebec’, the drama ‘Exiles’, the short story ‘ Grandpa Yotso sees’ and others.

  • Last visit to Sopot: Feb 2009
  • Intro Written Feb 9, 2009
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