Botevgrad is a town with a population of fewer than 20,000 people, located in the northern foothills of the Stara Planina Mountain, just 60 km east of the capital Sofia. Getting it is easy - just go on the Sofia-Varna highway and follow the signs. Botevgrad is 30 minutes away from Sofia and 2 hours from Veliko Tarnovo (not including traffic jams).
Although there are no particularly outstanding historical monuments or architectural designs to draw tourists on a more frequent basis, seeing the town and even staying in it for a couple of days is well worth the effort. Botevgrad has this mellow beauty of low housing and plenty of trees overhanging quiet streets, mountain ridges, and deep blue skies surrounding it in every direction.
Walking down streets that have not seen repair since the fall of Communism, past the colorful blend of old and new housing, enjoying the freshness of the mountain air. A town that has not yet seen the invasion of chain-store supermarkets and malls, despite its proximity to the capital, Botevgrad remains a quiet resort for those hundreds of people who have already bought or built the largest out-of-town villa zone.