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Kalofer

Legend tells of the founding of Kalofer during the Turkish occupation of Bulgaria in the middle of the sixteenth century. Hidden in the hills roamed a group of outlaws led by a man named Kalifer Voivoda. The bandits , who led opposition skirmishes against their Turkish occupiers, fought their occupiers so fiercely and efficiently that the Turkish proposed a deal- stop causing havoc and you will be awarded a village of your own.
Today, Kalofer remains a unique mountain town accented by Bulgarian Renaissance architecture and a memorial complex dedicated to Hristo Botev. Kalofer is one of the few Bulgarian towns with a large number of operational churches, monasteries, and chapels. It is also a town of strong traditions and local spirit, with many festivals celebrated every year. Kalofer's living tradition is represented by its numerous craftspeople and the town is known for its woodcarving, artistic textiles, and most of all unique Kalofer lace.

 

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