Yesterday I went on a small family trip to the Urvich stronghold, located just some 10-15 km off Sofia. It was a very pleasant trip since I was going out of town for the first time since my Blagoevgrad trip. The scenery of the forest during May is so beautiful that I sincerely regret that I didn’t take a camera with me to take a few photos.
Speaking of the Urvich stronghold – there is a small villa that represents a restored fraction of the original stronghold. Urvich, historically speaking, was the last Bulgarian stronghold that fell under the Otomon yoke. It is also the place, where the last Bulgarian king – Ivan Shishman – died. A local person, whom we met on the way to the stronghold, told us the story of how the stronghold fell after it was beseiged for almost two years. Guess how! Of course, by treason!
After the walkabout, we went for a picnic, next to the Iskar river, which flows nearby.
Anyhow, it was a pleasant trip. So if you are wondering where to go next week for a picnic, Urvich is a nice choice!