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Berkovitsa is a small and beautiful town in the Balkan Mountains, situated at the foot of the Mount Kom, 23 km from Montana. The town has a rich and interesting history, but because of its beautiful scenery and climate it was declared a health resort of national importance in 1947. The first information about the town is from the 1st millennium BC when this region was inhabited by the Thracian tribe of Mizi and later by the Triballi. Some remains of the Berkovitsa Fortress were found from this time. Remains of a Roman villa from Roman times were found in the nearby village of Kalimanitsa. The Historical Museum of Berkovitsa preserves most of the artifacts found during their study. The main symbol of the town is the clock tower from the 18th century, which is an architectural monument. Other cultural and historical attractions in Berkovitsa are the house-museum of Ivan Vazov, the Town Art Gallery, and the Ethnographic Museum, the Roman bath, ancient and medieval fortress of Kaleto. There are beautiful churches in the town, too - the Nativity of Theotokos and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. The Klisura Monastery of St. Cyril and St. Methodius is situated near Berkovitsa. The surroundings of the Kom Mount offer 12 different routes for the fans of hiking and mountaineering. It can be reached in about an hour walk. The mount itself is part of the 100 National Tourist Sites. Some of the routes are, as follows: Berkovitsa - the Mount of Kom, Haidushki Waterfalls, Klisurski Sovat Area, Prashkovitsa Area. The mountain route of the Western Balkan Mountains is paved and a marked hiking trail that starts from Berkovitsa, passes through small villages and towns and ends in Belogradchik. There is an alpine and beathlon ski track near the Hut of Kom that offers fun to winter sports lovers. The area under the mount of Kom is good for cycling, gliding and paragliding. The town guests may choose between several cozy guest houses and family hotels in Berkovitsa and those who wish to enjoy the splendor of the mountain may choose from the numerous villas and huts near Berkovitsa, situated along the routes to the Kom peak.
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