One of Bulgaria´s most picturesques villages. At only 4 km north east from Tirnovo, it represents an architectural jewel of the Revival Period. It was established in the 15th century, but its flourishing was during the 17th-18th centuries. Some of the many monasteries built during the Second Empire still stand today. It is thanks to the merchant´s investments here that the village has so much to offer, with its large stone-built houses, notably the Konstansaliev house, the Nativity Church with so beautiful frecoes that people have named it “The Sixtina of the Balkans”.