The winter resort Uzana (Bulgarian: Узана) in Bulgaria is located at the foot of Ispolin peak (1524 m) near the Bulgarka Nature Park and the Central Balkan National Park in the Stara Planina. It consists of large meadows surrounded by forest. The altitude varies from 1,220 to 1,350 m. The longest run is 4,265 ft /1,300 m. The nearest big city is Gabrovo, some 22 km away. Uzana is also the geographic center of Bulgaria. The resort with its 15 hotels provides tourism opportunities throughout the year.
The surrounding sites of Uzana are suitable for spaleology and rock climbing. There are possibilities for cultural tourism in the region. In the nearby open-air ethnographic museum Etara people can learn more about Bulgarian crafts. The Sokolski Monastery is situated a few kilometers away from Uzana.
Tourism in the Uzana region started in 1937 when the first chalet also named Uzana was built on the southern side of the meadow.
Uzana is a home of rare floral species included in the Red Book of Endangered Species.
It is the starting position of many mountain routes as well as the summits Shipka and Buzludja. Read more…
One of the most fabulous places in Bulgaria is a small village called Bozhenci. It is situated on the northern hillside of the Central Stara Planina and is gifted by nature with beauty and harmony. It’s 16 km east of Gabrovo and 40 km from Veliko Turnovo. Read more…
The monastery is one of the 100 national tourist sites under № 22.
Has it ever happened to you to go somewhere and not to be able to stop taking pleasure in the view that surrounds you? While century old trees are rising before you, lowering their branches to embrace you? Somewhere in the distance you hear the knocking of a lonely woodpecker on the bark of a tree and the sounds are dispersing in the space? The defile of the winding shallow mountainous rivers, the steep slopes covered with forests, the sky enclosed with sheer rocks, to be a serene and magnificent world, where the limestone whiteness to prevail and to merge in the shades of the greenery and the blue sky? If you have not experienced anything of the kind, then we would like to propose you a trip, which will bring you in the world of the great positive emotions. This wild nature welcomes sincerely all the tourist, decided to visit Dryanovo monastery.
A tour to the outdoor ethnographic museum “ETARA” near Gabrovo
Etara is the only one of it’s kind outdoor ethnographic museum in Bulgaria. It is situated at the northern slopes of Stara Planina, 8 km south of Gabrovo. The establishment starts in 1963 with the guidance and the project of Lazar Donkov, and is officialy opened a year later. The museum is a reconstruction of the bulgarian manners, culture and craftsmanship. Building the museum is accomplished with three different methods: restoration of objects found at that place; transporting original installations from other places and replication buildings from original.
The size of the museum is 7ha , where is the unique exposition of architectural samples, residential interiors, different acting workshops – 50 objects total. The idea of the exposition is to reveal the manners, architecture and history of Gabrovo and the region during the Renascence (18-19 century).
The guest house named “Kushtata” (The House) raised in Dobrevtzi village, which is situated in the beautiful nature of the Tryavna Balkan – only 2 km from the center of the Bulgarian national revival city Tryavna. The road leading to there is asphalted and in good condition even in bad winter days. The house is cosy, offering modern comfort, romance, quietness and fresh air.