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A rose city

Karlovo is a city situated in the foot of Stara Planina Mountain. It is 60 km away from Plovdiv and 147 km from Sofia.
Bulgaria is the world’s largest supplier of rose oil and related products, such as creams , perfumes,etc.The rose valleys are situated near Kazanlak and Karlovo.Every year on the first Saturday of Juny, in Karlovo they celebrate the Day of Rose.

The Apostol of Freedom

Vasil Levski, was born in Karlovo on 18th July 1837. He was the leader of the Bulgarian National Revolution, founder of the Internal Revolutionary Organization and the Bulgarian Revolutionary Central On 27th December 1872, Levski was caught by the Turkish police.He was sentenced to death by hanging. On 18th February 1873, the death sentence was carried out to Sofia. The place of Vassil Levski’s execution is in the centre of today’s Sofia.Now there is a monument on this place.

  • Last visit to Karlovo: Aug 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    I love Roses, so I would really like to be here when the Rose Festival is on.

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2012 at 7:26 AM

    beautiful rose indeed! we didnt have time tisit Karlovo but it must be nice during the festival...

  • wandeljp's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM

    Nice page! I missed on my way to Koprivchtisa.
    Time was so short and I wasn't driving my selves. Perhaps next time.
    If you'll visit Belgium one day , there is always a room for 2 people ready, and we can ad a matress if needed. Welcome.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2011 at 11:48 PM

    ST Virgin church murals are nice! What I would like to be there for, is your Rose festival, it really must be an extra beautiful town when this is on!

  • johngayton's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    I too was impressed with Karlovo. There should be a "Levsi Trail" with guides to point out the interesting out-of-way places. Also cheapest skemba chorba LOL ;)


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