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Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and 7 Rila Lakes Self-Guided Shared Trip from Sofia

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36
  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD47.72
From
USD47.72
Reaching the Seven Rila Lakes by public transport typically involves two buses, a shuttle and most of your day. Take the pain out of transportation—while maintaining total independence—with this cost-effective shared transfer. Visit both these beautiful glacial lakes and the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with ample time for hiking.
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* A traveller said: "It's worth it to wake up so early to see such amazing landscape. We had a great guide, very helpful. No need much hiking experience, only good shoes and jacket. The monastery is beautiful and we had enough time to enjoy both the mountain and the monastery!"


Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia

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382
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD23.86
From
USD23.86
Immerse yourself in the beguiling beauty of two of Bulgaria’s most spectacular sights on a full-day trip from Sofia. Admire the natural splendor of rural Bulgaria as you travel to the Rila Monastery, a sacred structure cradled by the dense pine forests of the mountains. Delve into the history of the medieval landmark and browse the intriguing exhibitions of the on-site museum. Continue to Boyana Church to gaze at the fascinating pre-Renaissance frescoes that decorate the walls within. Please note, entrance fees are not included on this tour.
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* A traveller said: "I purchased the transport option. Martin, the driver and guide from Traventuria, was above all a good driver. He was very entertaining throughout the ride, sharing insights about Sofia as well as interesting places along the way."


Tour to Lovech, Devetaki cave & Krushuna waterfalls
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Tour to Lovech, Devetaki cave & Krushuna waterfalls

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25
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD89.49
Price varies by group size
From
USD89.49
Price varies by group size
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Sofia on a day tour to Lovech, Devetàshka cave, and Krushuna Falls, and explore with a professional guide for intimate insight into the rural region’s landscape, history, and culture. Take advantage of round-trip transfer from your hotel via air-conditioned vehicle for a hassle-free experience, and benefit from the more personalized service of a small-group tour.
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* A traveller said: "The trip was amazing and our guide was very kind and made the trip worthwhile. We had the opportunity to learn about these beautiful sites just two hours out of Sofia."


Private Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting

Private Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Wine Tasting

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1
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD137.22
Price varies by group size
From
USD137.22
Price varies by group size
The tour departs at 9.00 in the morning with a pick up from your hotel. From there, you will head to the Rila Monastery- the biggest monastery in Bulgaria. It was established back in the 10th century. In the monastery complex you will admire the impressive architecture and frescoes. The visit to the monastery is about 2 hours, combined with some free time. During the guided tour in the inner yard and the monastery museum, you will discover the most precious pieces that are kept from the past and all the facts and stories about the biggest Bulgarian monastery complex. You will also have the chance to see an old and authentic monk room! After that, you will go to a traditional local winery. There you will have a one- hour guided tour during which you will learn about the process of wine production and you will try 3 different sorts of the popular wines (tapas and meze provided with them). Most times the trips are done with eco friendly cars - with cng engine or electro mobiles.
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* A traveller said: "Omg the best one ever really good Exactly what u would expect of a proper tour guide is exactly what we got the best vip! Tour"


Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Tour from Sofia

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanasi Tour from Sofia

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11
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD71.59
Price varies by group size
From
USD71.59
Price varies by group size
Tour two of northern Bulgaria’s top attractions on this private 10-hour tour from Sofia. Visit the traditional village of Arbanasi, famous for its rich past and fresco-coated Church of the Nativity. Then, continue to Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria’s former medieval capital and home to the Tsarevets palace-fortress. Tour the hilltop ruins, including the main church and execution rock, where traitors were pushed to the deaths, and discover the town’s history. Private transport and entrance fees included.
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* A traveller said: "Best experience to visit the Old Capital; rich in history and beautiful avenues. Our tour guide Maria was friendly, an excellent driver and expert in this particular trip and she related not only the history but the development of modern Tarnovo."


Wine Tasting in Heart of Sofia

Wine Tasting in Heart of Sofia

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71
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD29.89
From
USD29.89
During your personal tasting experience I will guide you through the distinctive world of Bulgarian wines. Although Bulgaria has been producing wine for 5000 years it is still relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Now a rising new generation of Bulgarian boutique winemakers are devoted to the craft and bringing new attention to our country. You will taste 5 wine varieties of local grapes unique to Bulgaria, that can not be found anywhere else: Miskets, Melnik, Mavrud, Gumza and Rubin. Plus, local cheeses, artisanal bread and mineral water. The tasting is held in one of the best boutique wine shops in Sofia – Tempus Vini, which is located on an artsy street in the city center, known for its fine restaurants and boutiques. And just a few streets away from Sofia’s main pedestrian boulevard. During the tasting I can tell you about the wine regions of Bulgaria including the history and the wine culture of my beautiful country. All tastings are held in English or Bulgarian
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* A traveller said: "5 star. very interesting, relaxed and tasty review of several Bulgarian vines of different kinds. highly recommended."


The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery
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The Seven Rila Lakes & Rila Monastery

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30
  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD47.73
Price varies by group size
From
USD47.73
Price varies by group size
The mountains are one of Bulgaria’s great joys—especially for hikers—but can be hard to reach independently. Tailor-made for lovers of both walking and history, this action-packed day features a hike around the beautiful Seven Rila Lakes and a tour of the Rila Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Tour includes chair-lift ticket to the lakes but excludes monastery entrance fees.
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* A traveller said: "It was fantastic! Everything was perfect and I would recommend it to everyone. You won't regret it!!"


The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

The Seven Rila Lakes Circuit (small-group tour from Sofia)

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9
  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD23.86
Price varies by group size
From
USD23.86
Price varies by group size
Save well over an hour compared to public transportation and benefit from the local knowledge of a guide on this full-day trek around the Seven Rila Lakes. Experience one of Bulgaria’s most striking mountain landscapes at a leisurely pace and hike all the way up to the highest of the seven lakes. Please note the tour excludes the small chairlift fee.
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* A traveller said: "Great day tour from Sofia. Professional on-time driver. I would recommend this tour (self-guided option). Hike with beautiful views that is very moderate."


Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa Day Trip from Sofia

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98
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD53.70
From
USD53.70
Visit Plovdiv and Koprivshtitsa on a full-day trip from Sophia, and discover the art and architecture of two iconic Bulgarian cities. Stroll the narrow lanes of Plovdiv’s old town, and discover historic traces of the Romans, Thracians, and Byzantines who swept through this region. Continue to Koprivshtitsa for a walking tour to the homes of the city’s most storied residents, and learn how a local revolutionary committee freed Bulgaria from Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish war before ending your tour in central Sophia. 
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* A traveller said: "Nice combination of Plovdiv and a pretty mountain village with interesting landscape, architecture and history. My guide Lubo is the best guide I ever had."


Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia

Belogradchik Full-day Tour from Sofia

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6
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD118.13
Price varies by group size
From
USD118.13
Price varies by group size
Lovers of landscapes will adore this guided, small-group tour to the rocky vistas around Belogradchik town. Travel through the Balkan Mountains to Belogradchik, then admire the spectacular rock formations and ancient fortress. Enjoy the stalagmites and stalactites of Venetsa Cave and—if there’s time—see the towering Vratsata Gorge before your guide returns you to your hotel.
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* A traveller said: "I was fortunate to be the only one on this tour, and it was incredible. Belogradchik is a great place to visit. It is a place that I wouldn't be able to visit by myself and, thus, getting this tour was the right choice. During the trip, unfortunately, Venetsa was closed, so I visited Magura Cave which is amazing instead. Georgi was an excellent guide. Apart from being very knowledgable about his country and the whole Balkan region geographically and historically, he made sure that all my questions answered. He helped me get sheep-milk yoghurt, and on the way back to Sofia, he drove along the scenic route so I can see more of Bulgaria."


From Sofia: Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery

From Sofia: Self-guided trip to Rila Monastery

  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD23.85
From
USD23.85
Travel to Rila Monastery with ease and explore independently on this self-guided tour with a round-trip transfer. Depart from Sofia in a shared air-conditioned minivan with a driver and make your way to Rila National Park. Experience the area at your own pace before heading back to Sofia in your transfer.
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One Day Tour from Sofia to Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv

One Day Tour from Sofia to Koprivshtitsa and Plovdiv

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2
  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD122.39
Price varies by group size
From
USD122.39
Price varies by group size
Plovdiv is the second biggest town of Bulgaria offering great number of extremely valuable historical sites. You will admire a beautifully preserved Roman theater, Roman stadium, beautiful houses from the 18th and 19th century that belonged to rich local merchands. The Old town of Plovdiv is a living museum that is absolutely a must to see. The village of Koprivshtitsa is one of the most emblematic and historical sites of Bulgaria. Here were born many revolutionaries, scholars, writers, poets, men of letter. Here broke the very important April uprising in 1878 that indirectly led to the Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman domination two years later. The architecture of the houses of Koprivshtits is also unique. You will admire beautiful old houses bearing the spirit of the olden times.
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* A traveller said: "Pauvina was a tour coordinator. She knows her job well. Dylan was a wonderful driver and an interesting tour guide. The day was sunny. Dylan treated us with Gelato. It was very kind of him. He is passionate about history of Bulgaria. Thank u for your dedication."


Private Sofia Guided City Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Private Sofia Guided City Tour with Gourmet Lunch

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1
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD113.36
Price varies by group size
From
USD113.36
Price varies by group size
With this guided tour you will have the chance to see and get to know the history behind Sofia`s historical landmarks located in the center. The capital of Bulgaria has preserved heritage from different cultures and epochs. The most popular sights are Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the second biggest on the Balkans, Saint George Rotunda- the oldest church in the town, dating back to the 4th century and Saint Sofia Basilica- the medieval symbol of Serdica, built in the 6th century. Other interesting places that will be seen are the Parliament, National Theater "Ivan Vazov"- one of the most beautiful buildings in the town, the former Royal Palace, the administration of the President, the mineral springs. The walking sightseeing tour is about 2 hours. After it, you will go to the best local gourmet restaurant. You can choose between these 3 menus: Shopska salad, Kapama and Bulgarian Rose; Moon salad, Beef cheeks and Banitza; Pears with green cheese, Polenta with Brynza, Tykvenik
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Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo Monastery-Assen's Fortress - day tour from Plovdiv

Wonderful Bridges-Bachkovo Monastery-Assen's Fortress - day tour from Plovdiv

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15
  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD81.14
Price varies by group size
From
USD81.14
Price varies by group size
Escape the tourist trail and discover Bulgaria’s Rhodope Mountains on this private guided day tour. Explore the 13th-century castle, Asen’s Fortress, and the 11th-century Bachkovo Monastery with its murals and frescoes, then admire the naturally carved bridges known the Wonderful Bridges. Tour includes door-to-door round-trip transportation and a private guide but excludes the affordable entrance fees.
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* A traveller said: "All the points of interest were very unique and exciting to visit. Our guide, Dimitar, was extremely personable and delighted us with his experience and knowledge. An amazing day, thanks Dimitar!"


Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group

Day tour to Skopje, North Macedonia - Small Group

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98
  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD71.59
Price varies by group size
From
USD71.59
Price varies by group size
Appreciating the diversity of Balkan culture can be difficult, especially with limited time in the region. Explore Macedonian culture on a day tour to Skopje from Sofia, and tick off another Balkan capital in just one day. Travel the distance with ease via private vehicle, and discover landmarks including the Skopje Fortress, Memorial House of Mother Teresa, and Old Bazaar, with insights provided by your guide.
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* A traveller said: "Very good trip, the Bulgarian guide was very nice, Skopje is very beautiful and the Macedonian guide told us a lot of interesting things."


Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress

Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress

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11
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD71.59
Price varies by group size
From
USD71.59
Price varies by group size
Visit the town of Belogradchik and its two notable attractions—Belogradchik Rocks and Belogradchik Fortress—on this day trip from Sofia that combines the natural scenery and history of northwestern Bulgaria. Be wowed by the natural formations of sandstone rocks in the Balkan Mountains, and admire the fortress, which dates back to Roman times.
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* A traveller said: "Fantastic nature. Absolutely true to call this place one of the world wonders. I've also had an amazing guide, that told me all legends and histories about this place. You gonna come back to Belogradchik Rocks again and again."


Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery
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Small group tour to Plovdiv, Asen's Fortress and Bachkovo Monastery

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7
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD94.27
Price varies by group size
From
USD94.27
Price varies by group size
Knowing the best spots to experience Bulgaria’s rich and varied cultural heritage can be tricky for visitors on limited time in the capital. Tick off Plovdiv, Asen’s Fortress, and Bachkovo Monastery in just 1 day on a small-group tour from Sofia. Save time with seamless round-trip transfer between landmarks, and learn about their Roman, Ottoman, and modern history from your professional guide.
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* A traveller said: "The tour was excellent. My tour guide was very experienced and very knowledgeable. We were able to hit all the spots within the time promised."


Buzludzha, Shipka Monument of Freedom, Shipka Memorial Church & Golyama Kosmatka

Buzludzha, Shipka Monument of Freedom, Shipka Memorial Church & Golyama Kosmatka

  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD89.49
Price varies by group size
From
USD89.49
Price varies by group size
Travel through the notorious Valley of Roses to discover 4 of the most impressive monuments of Bulgaria from 3 historic periods. All of them are located on top of or at the foot of the longest mountain range in Bulgaria - The Balkan Range. Buzludzha is the most impressive monument of communist Bulgaria (from 1944 to 1989). Shipka Monument of Freedom and Shipka Memorial Church were built after and in memory of the Russian Turkish War of Liberation from 1877-1878. Golyama Kosmatka Thracian Tomb/temple was erected around 5-4 century BC by the ancient Thracian civilization inhabiting in huge numbers the Balkans at that time.
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Balkan Horse Riding - Glozhene Monastery Ride

Balkan Horse Riding - Glozhene Monastery Ride

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14
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD95.46
Price varies by group size
From
USD95.46
Price varies by group size
See a different side of Bulgaria on the back of a horse on this day tour from Sofia. Travel out of the city in an air-conditioned minivan. Meet the horses and, after a brief instruction, mount the saddled horse and head out on the path in the company of a guide. Stop at Glozhen Monastery and explore the interior.
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* A traveller said: "Tony was a great guide and a very nice person to interact with. Pick up service and horse experience are very good"


Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour

Private & Ultimate Sofia 2,5-hour Walking Tour

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5
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD17.90
Price varies by group size
From
USD17.90
Price varies by group size
Get to know Sofia by foot on this 2-hour guided walking tour. Learn about the city’s history from your guide. Stroll past most of the notable sights in the city, including St. George Rotunda, the National Archeological Museum, the National Revival Art Gallery and Ethnographic Museum, Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and more.
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* A traveller said: "Amazing tour! So informative and interesting. Hristo was great, super knowledgeable and accommodating to our needs (me being partially handicap with a walking disability) and our interests, cultural, social and historic."


Full-day Rila Mountains, Seven Lakes Hike, and Hot Springs Tour from Sofia

Full-day Rila Mountains, Seven Lakes Hike, and Hot Springs Tour from Sofia

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29
  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD89.49
Price varies by group size
From
USD89.49
Price varies by group size
Immerse yourself in the natural landscapes of the Rila Mountains National Park on this full-day hiking tour from Sofia. Set out on a 3- or 5-hour hike around the seven Rila lakes; enjoy spectacular views of Okoto Lake, Lakes Peak, and Bubreka Lake; then relax with a soak in the hot springs at the Sapareva Banya Spa resort.
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* A traveller said: "Really nice experience hiking in this impressive area. Our guide did a great job of adjusting to everyone's different needs and fitness levels. He had a great attitude and disposition the entire time and was super helpful. If you can make it all the way to the top point...the view is stunning! Highly recommend!"


Private tour: Rila Mountains and The Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia

Private tour: Rila Mountains and The Seven Rila Lakes from Sofia

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4
  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD58.47
Price varies by group size
From
USD58.47
Price varies by group size
You will have the pleasure to get to the highest of all lakes - the Eye, the Tear, the Kidney, the Twins, the Trefoil, the Fish Lake and the Lower Lake and enjoy the super scenery revealed from there. It's superb!
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* A traveller said: "The tour was amazing! Valentin was super patient with our pace and we learned a lot from him. We had a lot of fun."


Private Horse Riding in Teteven Balkan from Sofia

Private Horse Riding in Teteven Balkan from Sofia

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2
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD165.86
Price varies by group size
From
USD165.86
Price varies by group size
Whether you’re a relative novice or already a pro, experience the majesty of the central Balkans on this half-day guided horseback trek. From Golyam Izvor village, ride along forest paths and mountain ridges, soak up views of Teteven Balkan and Glozhene Monastery, and explore the cavernous Morovitsa Cave. There’s no need to worry about how to get there: your day includes round-trip transfers from Sofia.
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Hiking in Pirin- the UNESCO World Heritage Natural Park with a visit of Bansko

Hiking in Pirin- the UNESCO World Heritage Natural Park with a visit of Bansko

  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD85.51
Price varies by group size
From
USD85.51
Price varies by group size
This tour is a great opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria-Pirin natural park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. In return for the relatively easy hike, you will admire some of Banderishki Lakes and will be able to see from below the highest pike of the mountain- Vihren. When we are done with the hike, we will go down to the biggest ski resort in Bulgaria- Bansko, where you will have the chance to try a very nice traditional Bulgarian lunch. After regaining your strength, you will have a short guided walk in the historical part of the town, during which you will learn about the history and the architecture of our Revival period.
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