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Vratsa is a regional town in Northwestern Bulgaria, about 112 km from Sofia, situated at the foot of the Vratsa Mountain. Its old name was Vratsata that comes from a beautiful rocky gorge, whose cliffs are the highest on the Balkan Peninsula. An inscription from the 13th century was found in the area of Gradishteto, near the gorge, where the name Vratitsa was mentioned for the first time. There has been a human presence here since ancient times (6000 BC), as evidenced by the largest Thracian treasure ever discovered - the Rogozen treasure. It is even assumed that this was the capital of the Thracian tribe of tribali. The town guests may see the treasure, exhibited in the Regional History Museum. It weighs more than 20 kg, consisting of 165 pitchers, phials and cups of silver gilt. The tombs from the Mogilanska mound in the centre of Vratsa are another significant archaeological discovery. The items found in the mound are also exhibited in the museum. The oldest skeleton, found in Bulgaria is there, too. It is around 7800 years old. The Art Gallery and the Ethnographic Museum may be visited in Vratsa. The latter includes revival houses and a school church. The town is the only one in Bulgaria having two medieval towers - the Kurtpashova Tower and the Tower of Meshchiite, which in the 19th century was rebuilt as a town clock. Landmarks are not missing in the vicinity of Vratsa, too. The Vrachansi Balkan National Park is the second largest park and it is one of the richest regions of caves in Bulgaria. A lot of tourist routes and eco-trails pass through its territory. One of the most visited caves is Ledenika, 320 metres long with 10 halls. The most beautiful halls are the Wishes Lake and the Passage of Sinners. There are beautiful lawns and picnic areas in front of the cave. The visitors are also able to make a horseback trip. The Vratsata Pass is a favourite spot for climbers and tourists, as there are about 70 climbing routes in its region, varying by difficulty category. Other attractions in the vicinity of Vratsa are the Skaklya WaterFalls, the Bozhyat Most Bridge, the Vestitelya Complex, called also Hizhata, and the Ivan Pusti Monastery. The town offers other attractions for its visitors, too. The Entertainment Complex of Srednovekovie offers riding of thoroughbred horses or ponies for the children. There are facilities for bowling, mini golf, archery bows and air rifles in the Amusement Pak of Prikazkata. Horse riding and driving a cart are also offered, there, as well as paintball, wall climbing, bungee, etc. In the winter the ski centre of Parshevitsa offers good conditions for skiing. There are many business hotels in Vratsa suitable for those visitors to the town seeking the highest standard of service and comforts. Of course, there are family and budget hotels in Vratsa, as well as guest houses, apartments. There are many cottages, holiday homes and hotels in the Vratsa Balkan as well.
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