Borovitsa is a village in Northwestern Bulgaria. It is located in the municipality of Belogradchik, Vidin region.
It is situated 12 km southeast of the town of Belogradchik, 67 km southwest of the town of Vidin and 164 kilometers northwest of Sofia city.
The climate is temperate-continental with relatively cold winters and hot summers. The average altitude reaches 300 meters.
The population of the village numbers 140 people. There was a school in the village that was closed. Children attend those in the neighboring town of Belogradchik. There are primary and secondary schools, kindergarten, GPs and dentists who care for the health of people. Medical centers in the city offer special assistance.
The village has electricity and water, partially paved streets, street lights, mobile phone coverage and transport to the municipality center and surrounding villages.
Borovitsa gets its name from Borov kamak - name of the rock that towers over the village. There was a huge age-old pine on the top of the rock which was destroyed by fire.
There was Roman military camp called Falcon a few kilometers from Borovitsa.
А church called "Chervenata carkva" is located 2 km away from the village. It is an ancient and unique because it is built of red stone, as the Belogradchishki skali rocks.
Near the village are the "Borov kamak" rock and the Neprivetlivata cave.
The "Boboka" waterfall is about 500 meters away from the village.
In the area of village Borovitsa are:
Belogradchik Rocks - probably the most famous rock formations in Bulgaria, which are part of the 100 national tourist sites. They are located about 7 km northwest.
"Magura" cave is located about 35 km northwest. It is one of the most beautiful caves the country, also part of the 100 national tourist sites.
Rakovitsa monastery "Holy Trinity" is located 47 kilometers in the same direction. It was founded in X-XI century and after the fall of Bulgaria under Ottoman rule it declined. In the XVII century it was restored by St. Pimen of Sofia, but at the end of XVIII century, was burned down. Currently he is restored and constantly operating.
Sources: http://bg.wikipedia.org, http://www.vidin-online.com, Mirela
Photos: http://bg.wikipedia.org, http://www.vidin-online.com, http://mgu.bg.