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General Information about GUEST HOUSES TINTYAVA & NEVENA, Bozhentsi


Boghentsi, Bulgaria


Tintyava and Nevena are traditional Bulgarian guesthouses in the architectural and historic village of Bozhentzi located 15 km away from Gabrovo and 201 km away from Sofia. The region is famous for its rich historical heritage and unspoiled nature. An old legend says that the village was founded by Bozhana. She had escaped from Veliko Tarnovo, the Bulgarian capital destroyed by the Ottomans in the 14th century AD, and settled in the venerable woods to build a village which was later named after her.


Tintyava guesthouse has a unique architectural shape. It comprises two comfortably furnished rooms and one studio with a private kitchen. There is a spacious tavern with a fireplace on the first floor which is decorated in a typical Bulgarian style and has all necessary facilities for a real celebration.
Nevena guesthouse has preserved the customs of Bozhentzi and offers one traditionally furnished room and one studio. The rooms have their private restroom and are equipped with a TV and Internet. The tavern is on the first floor and has its own fireplace corner where the guests could drink a glass of wine with friends.
Tintyava and Nevena Guesthouses are covered with stone and have preserved the authentic look, warmth, and comfort for which Bozhentzi has been known for centuries. There are the wonderful guesthouses’ yard. During the cool summer nights on the porch and under the awning, the guests can spend unforgettable moments with family and friends. As the flowers bloom in spring, the yard turns into an artwork.


Located only 15 km away from Bozhentzi, Gabrovo has always been famous for the frugality and wit of its inhabitants. This is the reason why the only Museum of Humor and Satire in the world was established here. The area of Uzana is located in the vicinity of Gabrovo. It is the geographic center of Bulgaria.
Gabrovo is also known for the one-of-a-kind neighborhood Etar – a modern revival of Bulgarian life, culture, and craftsmanship. In the Architectural Ethnographic Museum you will find the one and only collection of old-time water-driven machinery in Bulgaria. It consists of ten sites and it is one of the richest and well-kept active technical collections around the European museums in the open. The water wheel became a symbol of Etar.
There is an eco-trail from Bozhentzi that leads to Tryavna. The walk along this route will take two hours. The town of Tryavna is famous for its carving and iconography. It is the birthplace of Petko and Pencho Slaveykov, Angel Kanchev, etc. The pride of Tryavna are the numerous museum-houses. It may be unbelievable but in this small town you could explore the Museum of Asian and African Arts. All visitors could relax amidst the beautiful greenery in the garden in front of the museum while listening to the calming murmur of the fountain.
In this region you could also visit the Dryanovo Monastery. This part of Bulgaria fascinates with various cliffs, caves, unique rock formations, flora, and fauna. The fabulous monastery’s ravine has an ancient history and the contemporary monastery is among the most admired sanctuaries of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, a national historic monument, and a preferred tourist site.
Bacho Kiro cave is located in the Dryanovo Monastery region amidst the picturesque canyons of Anduka River and Dryanovo River. It is an archeological site of national importance. Remains of primitive people that lived in the cave had been found many years ago.
There are several eco trails starting from the center of Bozhentzi village that lead to Kumani and Skortsite village, the Marina Dupka region as well as the town of Tryavna.