|Things to do and see
Kalofer is a unique mountain town accented by Bulgarian Renaissance architecture, a memorial complex dedicated to the revolutionary hero Hristo Botev and beautiful nature. The town is a national treasure due to its revolutionary history and is the perfect place to experience authentic Bulgaria and small-scale tourism. It is one of the few Bulgarian towns with a large number of operational churches, monasteries and chapels. It is a town of strong traditions and local spirit with many festivals celebrated throughout the year. Kalofer also has a strong living tradition in crafts, from woodcarving to its unique lace, which is evident in its numerous active craftspeople.
Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the town's churches and monasteries, visit one of the first schools in Bulgaria and see how children were taught 150 years ago, hike or horseback ride through the Central Balkan National Park, and participate in a traditional festival. The possibilities are endless! Learn more about these opportunities and many more by clicking on the links to the left.