Rose Valley: Sopot = literary heritage (Ivan Vazov), spring water fountains, and paragliding
Sopot takes pride in having been the hometown of the Bulgarian classic Ivan Vazov called “the Patriarch of Bulgarian literature”. He was born and grew up there about one and a half centuries ago. Ivan Vazov House Museum attracts many tourists year round, and is a wonderful opportunity to have a glance at the everyday life of Bulgarian families around a century and a half ago. The writer based upon Sopot the principal action of his most famous work Under the Yoke novel depicting the epic Bulgarian April Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1876; it is also the most renown piece of classic Bulgarian literature. You can see some of the places included in Under the Yoke novel such as the old mill, the church and “the metoch” (nunnery) with the school, which is named “Rada’s School nowadays after the main female character in the novel.