Tryavna - an ancient settlement, a place for relaxation and a modern town, all in one, is nested in the northern slopes of the Balkans in the valley of the rushing Trevnenska River. The Revival atmosphere is preserved in the center of the town where the clock tower and the stone fountain stand. There is a well known cafe in the upper neighborhood.
Old Town, Triavna, Bulgaria
Today it is almost the same as in the past when the master builders created it. Here, behind the bridge, you can see two-storey houses with workshops and rooms upstairs, protruding eaves, large balconies and small windows, heavily covered with slate roofs.
The halls and windows are shining with their masterly wood-carvings and couches, laces and embroidered tablecloths. The neat yards allure with box-woods, hollyhocks and vines. After Samokov the second center of the artistic revival was in Tryavna. Here the Northern Bulgarian iconography and wood-carving school originated, popular and respected all around the country. Tryavna is an attractive resort with its healthy climate, Balkan water and fresh air.
Traditional houses, Triavna
Tourist sites: The Tryavna Painting School Museum, the Museum of Wood-Carving Art, the architecture ensembles Kapitan Dyado Nikola Square, Slaveykov Street, the Kachaounska Mahala neighborhood, the
church of St. Archangel Michael which has an exceptionally beautiful bishop’s throne and a splendid wood-carved iconostasis, the Tryavna school.
The clock tower, Triavna