Eleshnitsa is a village in West Bulgaria. It is situated in Elen Pelin municipality, Sofia region.
It is 10 km north of the town of Elin Pelin, 37 km southwest of the town of Botevgrad and 30 km northeast from the capital Sofia. The villages Yana, Churek and Stolnik are 8 km southwest, 11 km northeast and 3 km south.
It is situated in mountain region at the foot of Murgash peak (1687 m) on the slopes of Stara planina mountain and its altitude is about 723 m. Through it passes Eleshnishka river. The climate is temperate and is characterized by considerably hot summer and cold winter.
The permanent population is about 423 people.
The village is considerably well maintained as to it goes the international road E79. There are constructed water system and phone cabling, also there is electricity system. The mobile operators have coverage. Regular bus transportation connects it to the other settlements - the town of Elin Pelin and the neighboring villages.
Here are functioning town hall, church, community center with library, stores and restaurant. The nearest GP is working in the village of Stolnik and specialized medical assistance you can get at the medical assistance in the town of Elin Pelin. Again in Stolnik there is kindergarten while in the municipality there are schools.
In the village of Eleshnitsa there is eponymous monastery in its church "St Bogoroditsa" are preserved valuable frescoes from XVI to XIX c. It was recently renovated.
Interesting cultural landmark is the church "St Nikolay Chudotvorets" in the neighboring village of Stolnik.
The traditions preserved by the local people are shown during the annual festival Shopski praznik organized in the town of Elin Pelin from 1970 and in this time there are traditional costumes, songs, dancing and many jokes.
In the area many people are looking to find properties. The reason is that the climate here is very favorable, the infrastructure is well developed and the capital Sofia is also near it.