They are full of life and beauty!
It would be difficult to imagine Bulgaria of National Revival times until you’ve seen them. The architectural ensembles created by the native genius are an expression of the spiritual strivings of the Bulgarians. Narrow cobbled lanes, flanked by stone walls, hiding colourful yards with murmuring fountains and lovely houses which have gathered the warmth and emotions of their inhabitants. Each house has its own characteristic appearance, hidden behind the wide eaves of the stone-tiled roofs, or proudly turned towards the light.
They carry much more than just the mark of an original architectural phenomenon, they emanate the rich and proud history of an entire nation. They have preserved its spirit alive.