The Museum of Folk Crafts and Applied Arts
Built in 1868 as a police station
This interesting building with a large terrace is from the time when Bulgaria was under Ottoman rule. It was built by Troyan builders in 1868 for the Turkish administration and at that time it was a police station. In 1877 the town was burned to the ground as only this and another two buildings survived the destruction. At present it is a museum and a wonderful place where you could learn more about the Masters from the enchanting mountain.
Is that the first bicyclist in Troyan?
Actually, this is the first person, who was travelling by a bicycle, round these lovely villages surrounding Troyan, taking notes on the character and morals of local people in the beginning of the 20th century. Ivan Hadzhiiski has left us a lot of books depicting what sort of a character that Troyan guys are. That’s why we express our gratitude to him with such a big monument.
Troyan Art Gallery
Now, we are going to an unique Art Gallery, where you can see the contemporary art, created by the hands of local and foreign artists. The people of Troyan are lucky to enjoy the regular wonderful exhibitions, jazz nights, meetings with popular book authors at the gallery.