Discover the Elena Balkan


The first and the only monument of the legendary vocivoda Valchan is located in the village of Rauvtsi, above the Yovkovitsi dam. Legends about the courage of his cheta and about the uncharacteristic riches seized by the enslavers and given to the freedom and education of the Bulgarians are still told today. there is hardly a better place for this monument to be erected - wherever it looks, only forests, mountains, water and blue skies can be seen.

In his honor in 2015, is the only monument of the famous haidutin in the country Valchova poliana over the village. The monument is truly impressive. The Haidutin stood in full height, proudly standing high, with a rifle in his hand, stepping on three trunks of treasure, staring into the vast expanse. On the memorial plate below, you will learn more about his life and activities, and the memorial complex is also arranged for foreigners to get acquainted with our history.


The clock tower - in the center of Elena.

The symbol of the town. Built in the beginning of the 19th century, today remains the most charismatic place for the inhabitants of the Balkan town. The pride of the locals is unadulterated and completely deserved, as the tower shows the spirit and the passion for the people of the Balkans The impressive appearance of the show, which is visible throughout the city, as well as the crystalline sound of the bell, also heard in the farthest neighborhood, create the exquisite ambience demanded by every tourist.

The Popnikolov house and the Museum of Paleontology - in the center of Elena.

Built in the beginning of the 19th century, this architectural and historical monument of culture is influenced by its original charm and breath of Renaissance Elena. It is characteristic that the style house was built in the epoch of its construction and virtually every upper floor was issued to the lower one, so the house is a model for style. After its renovation, it houses the Museum of Paleontology at the Sofia University. Fossils of fossils are part of the rare exposure for our latitudes.

The native house - Philip Totyu Museum - 20 km to the town of Elena

It is located near the village of Voneshta voda. The Voivoda's native house gives us a chance to touch the life and work of our great revolutionary. Well-arranged place, a must-visit for people interested in history.

Historical Museum Kilifarevo - 23 km Town of Elena.

Located in the center of Kilifarevo, it is housed in the 19th century Seralli's House. The museum has a rich exhibition, presenting life in the land of the city from antiquity to the present day. The gallery presents the period of the Renaissance, the distinction being that the museum treasury gives us the chance to touch the tombstones with the status of masterpieces in the world of art, dating back to the 19th century.

House Museum of Ilarion Makariopolski

A place filled with the spirit of Bulgarian culture is the House-Museum of Ilarion Makariopolski. The home of the Revival wrestler for church independence of the Bulgarians has been restored and provides a glimpse into the life and work of its owner, touching us with his personal belongings and the opportunity to return to the days of the Bulgarian Revival.

Daskalolivnitsata - in the center of Elena.

Within this preserved place from the 19th century there are the temples of the Assumption of Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas, the Elena school school (Daskalolivnica), as well as the Gouneva and Zlateva houses, the Kambourova khan. In the Daskalolivnitsa there is an exposition of educational materials related to the class school, in the middle of the 19th century.

Lyaskovski Monastery - 25 km from the town of Elena.

The Lyaskovo Monastery (also called Petropavlovski) is one of the 14 monasteries built around Tarnovo during the Second Bulgarian State.

Damovets Dam - 20 km from Elena ..

It is located in the outskirts of the town of Kilifarevo. Besides the sport fishing, the locality is famous for being a favorite place for walks of the local treasure hunters, as well as for being prayed for rain. Excellent place to visit all year round.

Yovkovtsi Dam - 3 km from the town of Elena.

Located near the town of Elena, it is named after the village, which was demolished to be built. One of the largest dam in Bulgaria. It offers the opportunity to fish for different types of fish, boating and countless recreation places, revealing stunning views.

Palitsi Dam - 10 km from the town of Elena.

The dam is located near the village of Palitsi. Fishing here is a very enjoyable activity. Due to its location in Elena Balkan, the place is suitable for walks and recreation, revealing magnificent views in different parts of the day.

Plakovo dam - 18 km from the town of Elena.

It is located near the village of Plakovo, offering sport fishing for carp weighing over 2 kilograms. The place is sheltered and relaxed, which makes the enjoyment of the fishing or the walk full.

Dark Bow Lagoon - Location - 25 km from the town of Elena.

It is located near the town of Debelets. A place suitable for fishing and recreation.

Marianski Monastery - 7 km from the town of Elena.

Marianski monastery "St. Transfiguration of God "is located in the northwestern part of the village of Marian and about 9 km from the town of Elena.

Plakovo Monastery - 12 km from the town of Elena.

Plakovo monastery "St. Iliya" is an active Bulgarian Orthodox monastery, part of the Veliko Tarnovo diocese.

Merdane Monastery - 16 km from the town of Elena.

The Merdane monastery "St. Forty Martyrs "is located in the eastern end of the village of Merdanya, Veliko Tarnovo.

Kilifarevski Monastery - 21 km from the town of Elena.

Kilifarevo Monastery "Nativity of the Virgin" is a monastery in the Veliko Turnovo spiritual region of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

Prisovski Monastery "Archangel Michael"

The Prisov Monastery Archangel Michael was founded by the Asenev brothers in honor of the Bulgarians who died in the battle against Isaak Angel. It is located near the village of Prisovo, about 8 km from Veliko Tarnovo.

Prisovo Monastery "St. Pantaleimon"

The Prisovo Monastery of St. Pantaleimon is located in the village of Prisovo, 5 km from Veliko Tarnovo. It was founded in 1870 as a "family" monastery and was dated as a Renaissance.

the church "St. Nicholas"

Next to the Daskalolivnitsa is St. Nicholas Church, the oldest in the city.

The Clock Tower Kilifarevo - 23 km from the town of Elena.

It is located in the center of the city. It is preserved by the local Ottoman rulers in 1810 and its purpose is observatory. Some years later, the clock is also installed. From then until today, he has not stopped his job by announcing every hour. There is a lighting built around the tower and the twilight place has an unusual flame.

Ensemble Five Duskukan Houses

The five Razsakanovi or Five Hadjidimitro houses located on Sava Katrafilov Street are immovable cultural values of national importance.

Museum of Horticulture Lyaskovets - 25 km Town of Elena.

It is located in the center of the town of Lyaskovets. The only museum dedicated to horticulture in Bulgaria. The exposition gives us an insight into this type of activity in depth. The whole garden plot is something extraordinary, making and compiling a holistic image of the type of livelihood.

Kapinovski waterfall - 15km from the town of Elena.

Kapinovo waterfall is not very high - about 7-8 meters, but it is very picturesque with the high rocks around it, the small pond in which the water falls and also the extremely clear water where many fish swim.

The waterfall The hut - 25 km from the town of Elena

Waterfall The Humpback Fountain is located in the Balkan Mountains near Veliko Tarnovo. It is located near the eco-trail Stara Reka. The water of the waterfall is hard limestone and therefore a rock formation about 10 m long and 3 m high is formed. There is a camping site on the banks of the river.

The Old Waterfall spring - 25 km from the town of Elena.

The "Old Waterfall" spring is located about 200 meters above the Two Fountains in the Dulbok dol near the asphalt road from the Asenova neighborhood of Veliko Tarnovo to the Xilifor area.

Hristovski waterfall - 5 km from the town of Elena.

Hristov Waterfall is located in the region of Elena. There is an asphalt road near it and then a short and light forest path.

Rave Stone and the Ecopath - 5 km from the town of Elena.

The Markov-Ravev Stone Eco-Path starts 3 km from the town of Elena and continues towards Elena-Tvarditsa pass.

Mileovo eco-trail - 10 km from the town of Elena.

The eco-path of Miyakov is located in Stara Planina, in the village of Miykovtsi, near Elena. Its origin is in the area of the village itself. The trail passes through a few rivers where chubs and barbells are bred. There are good picnic spots.

Xiliforum - 25 km from the town of Elena.

Xilifor is an area for recreation and tourism. It is located 4 km east of Veliko Tarnovo. A small artificial lake, sports and playgrounds, shelter, hut, hiking trails are built.

Kaluger's hole - 25 km from the town of Elena.

The easiest way to reach the Kalugerska cave is along a marked path down from the western end of the village of Arbanasi - about 600 m to the Great Lakes fountain.

Tree elephant - 8 km from the town of Elena.

Tree Elephant is a 1300 year old oak tree. The tree is located in a protected area.