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village of Gorna Kovachitsa

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Gorna Kovachitsa is a village in North-west Bulgaria. It is in Chiprovtsi Municipality, District of Montana.

It stands about 12 km north-east of the village of Chiprovtsi, about 20 km west of the town of Montana, about 52 km north-west of the town of Vratsa snf about 25 km north of Berkovitsa.

The village is situated in the skirts of The Balkan Mountains, between the town of Chiprovtsi and Montana, on both riverbanks of the River Bara. The main road to Chiprovtsi and Vidin is only 2 km away.

The population of Gorna Kovachitsa is about 100 residents.

Infrastructure is settled with electricity and water-supply systems, telephone lines and coverage of mobile operators. There is a grocery shop and cafe. 
There is functioning community center, library, and the closest health center and pharmacy are in Chiprovtsi.
Bus line link the village to the surrounding villages and towns.

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Gorna Kovachitsa is  a pretty village, which has preserved the traditions of old Bulgarian architecture and the beauty, peace and majesty of the Balkan.

The region of Chiprovtsi is known for production of carpets, which dates back to the Ottoman rule. Chiprovtzi rugs are known worldwide, won a number of medals at exhibitions and are present in collections found in many European museums.

8 km northwest of Gorna Kovachitsa lies Lopushanski Monastery "Sveti Ivan Predtecha" /"St. John the Baptist"/ with unique icons painted by painters from Samokov.

Chiprovtsi Monastery "St. Ivan Rilski" is located 7 km southwest of the village. The monastery dates back to the 10th century and is one of the thirty monasteries of the First Bulgarian Kingdom.

"Vaznesenie Hristovo" /"Ascension"/ Church - was built in the XIV century. Burnt down during the Chiprovtsi uprising it was later restored. The church is a monument of culture.

Sources: chiprovtsi.bgpanoramio.com, bg.wikipedia.orgbg.guide-bulgaria.com

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