Hidden between wood-covered slopes in Bulgaria’s Balkan mountains, lies the town of Tryavna. Generally unknown to the world, and maybe for the better, this little town has preserved the true Bulgarian spirit for centuries, maintaining a tradition for arts and crafts long before the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman empire. The historic town square has been preserved and boasts a clock tower, school, 800-old church, stone bridge and many traditional houses. Tryavna is famous for its beautiful wood carvings and its revolutionaries, who took part in the struggle for Bulgarian independence. You can buy beautiful wooden souvenirs in the many craft shops and enjoy a traditional meal in its old taverns. The clean mountain air and the beautiful surroundings will make your stay there unforgettable.