The town of Tryavna first became a regional centre as early as XVIII century although earlier records, which indicate
human settlement in Tryavna can be traced back to Thracian times. By the end of the 19th century, Tryavna had become the
region.s main cultural and industrial centre and was heavily involved in the development of crafts during the Bulgarian
Renaissance period. This resulted not only to economic prosperity, but also to the creation of the Tryavna School - one
Bulgaria.s oldest institutions of Art Tradition. Since that time, the work of Tryavna artists has become popular
throughout the Ottoman Empire, Romania, Serbia and Russia.
Tryavna is a town preferred by tourists for its clean mountain air and unique Renaissance architecture.
The guests of the town will enjoy their excursions to various villages and huts, scattered in the vicinity.
Tryavna is situated 400 meters above the sea level. A good road and railroad network connects the town with all farther
spots of the country.
Feeling the beauty, with faith towards centuries-old traditions and love towards the Bulgarian Heritage, the Tryavna
masters gain popularity in the field of building, woodcarving and icon painting, which they handle to perfection and
transform into art. Thus comes into being, develops and flourishes the oldest Renaissance Art school in the Bulgarian
land - the Tryavna school.
In Tryavna and the surrounding vicinity there are many places where one can find the unique beauty of the Renaissance
period. Such are the architectural and historical ensembles The Old Square, P. R. Slaveikov street, Kachaunska
neighbourhood and the place Tepavitsite, Skortsite village, the temples St. Archangel Michael and St. George, the unique
museums - Daskalov's house, Raykov's house, Angel Kunchev's and P. R. Slaveikov's houses, Staroto Shkolo (the old
school) and the Museum of Icon Painting and Wood-carving, art exhibitions of Dimitur and Nikola Kazakovi, Nikolai
Maistorov and Ivan Kolev, the Gubenskies' collection of pictures.
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