Sights and History

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Let's touch the history of the Balkans

Gathered in his soul, Blakan has something to tell us. Here history and nature have taken care of our emotions.

The House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo

The House of Humor and Satire was established on April 1, 1972 and is dedicated entirely to fun and laughter. Is it a coincidence or is the museum really scheduled to open on this day. Of great interest to young children are the sculptures of funny artistic characters such as Don Quixote and his friend Sancho Panza, as well as Sly Peter, so famous for his clear mind and cunning. In addition to a large part of the Bulgarian humorous and satirical heritage and traditions, the House of Humor and Satire gathers and preserves a lot of foreign cultures. The place has a huge variety of fun cartoons, photos and paintings that have been acquired over many years and represent the culture of more than 170 countries around the world. They are related to the field of literature, photography, sculpture, etc.

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Ethnographic Museum "Etara" - Gabrovo

Etara Ethnographic Museum opened its doors to visitors on September 7, 1964. Its creator is Lazar Donkov. Etara Ethnographic Museum presents the architectural and everyday past of Gabrovo and the Gabrovo region from the Renaissance, gathered in the 50 sites, representing houses with craft workshops and their water facilities. The presence of the 16 examples of Balkan architecture in the museum is remarkable. Visiting Etara, tourists have the opportunity to witness the only collection in Bulgaria of folk water equipment. All sites are located on 7 hectares of land and from there passes a small river, over which a bridge was built, so that you can safely cross from one side to the other.

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Bozhentsi ,The village-sanctuary offers tourists to see two museum houses from the 18th and the first half of the 19th century with original objects from this period. Some of the most famous museum objects are a wax vise with an original mechanism from the beginning of the 19th century, a knife workshop, a cell school, a hall with alternating exhibitions according to the season and calendar holidays – survaknitsi, martenitsa, Easter rituals, paintings, photos and others. There is a very famous legend about the origin of Bozhentsi, related to the boyar Bozhana. After the fall of Bulgaria under Turkish rule, she had no choice but to flee with her children and seek refuge and refuge in a secluded spot in the Balkans, away from Turkish troops. Near some noisy streams, deep in the embrace of Stara Planina, Bozhana stops and decides that from now on her home will be here. Since then, the village began to bear her name and be called Bozhentsi.

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