"The heart of Bulgaria" Kalofer by mirchica
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Kalofer is located at the foot of the Central Balkan Mountains.It is 64 km far from Plovdiv and only 17 from Karlovo. Central Balkan National Park is near the city. The Park is one of the most valuable and largest protected areas in. It comprises centuries-old beech forests, breathtaking waterfalls, deep canyons, vast meadows, imposing peaks and multiple nature reserves, including the Djendema described below. The Kalofer section of the park includes Peak Botev, the highest in the Stara Planina, as well as Raisko Praskalo, the highest waterfall in Bulgaria. The park is a national jewel located in the heart of Bulgaria and is a key aspect of Kalofer's sustainable tourism effort.In the Kalofer Balkan lovers of spectacular scenery can enjoy one of the most attractive eco-paths ever built in Bulgaria.
Kalofer is famous with the birth place of Hristo Botev – national revolutionary poet and publicist. He was born in Kalofer on 25th December 1847 in the family of the teacher and public figure – Botyo Petkov , and Ivanka Boteva. He also fought for a Balkan federation as a means which could contribute to solving the national issue in the Balkans. The literary and publicistic inheritance from Botev is not great in amount, but according to its literary merits, it leads not only the literature of the Bulgarian National Revival, but also the entire Bulgarian literature.
During the April Uprising, Botev organized a detachment in Romania and crossed the Bulgarian frontier with the rebels.
On 1st June 1876 was the final violent fighting when a bullet pierced Botev. It happened at the foot of the mountain peak Kamaratà in the Vratsa Balkan.
The Eco path is situated around 7-8 km far from Kalofer in the Central Balkan,close to the men's monastery. The route is... more travel advice
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