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village of Eliseyna

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Eliseyna is a village in Northwestern Bulgaria. It is situated in Mezdra municipality, Vratza District.

The village is located on the left bank of Iskar river in the Iskar Gorge, about 28 km southwest of Mezdra town, 42 km in the same direction of Vratsa and approximately 72 km northeast of Sofia city.

The terrain is mountainous and the average altitude of the village is 373 meters. The climate is temperate, characterized by mild winters and cool summers.

Infrastructure is well settled by established electrical and water systems, paved streets and street lighting. There are mobile coverage and buses to Mezdra and the villages of Ochindol /8 km north/ and Zli dol /4 km east/.
The railway line Sofia-Mezdra and an auto road pass through Eliseyna and connect the cities of Sofia, Svoge, Mezdra and Vratsa.

The populartion of the village is about 150 people. They have a town hall, a church, a primary school, a library, shops and restaurants. A Kindergarten, a high school, GPs and dentists are in the village of Zverino /7 km east/.
Special assistance may be obtained in any of the medical centers in Mezdra.


Landmarks and tourism

Only 8 km north, near the village of Ochindol is "Dyado Yotso" ethnographic complex and a monument of the eponymous hero of Ivan Vazov. The location is very picturesque and offers a beautiful panoramic view of Stara Planina hills. Several eco trails starts from there.

Lakatnishki rocks are declared a protected area and located on the left slope of the Iskar Gorge in the Balkan Mountains, above the village of Gara Lakatnik, 15 km southwest of Ochindol. They represent a rock cliff with a height of 250 m. Into the limestone layers were formed over 100 chasms and caves, the longest of which is Temnata dupka /the Dark Hole/, declared a natural landmark.

Skaklya waterfall is situated on the eponymous river flowing near Gara Bov village, 22 km southwest. This is one of the highest waterfalls in Bulgaria. It descends from 130 m height and impresses with its three cascading jump. In the winter the wild waters freeze and Skaklya became a favorite spot for ice climbing.

The Osenovlashki monastery "Seven Thrones" is located 19 km south of Ochindol, in the valley of Gabrovnitsa river in Stara Planina mountain. The monastery is among the 100 national tourist sites.

Sources:,, Mirela, Internet.

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