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village of Leskovets

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Leskovets is a village in northwestern Bulgaria. It is located in Berkovitsa municipality, Montana District.

In Bulgaria there are two places with the same name: in the municipality of Pernik, Pernik Region and in Oryahovo municipality, Vratsa District.

It is situated in the foothills of the Balkan Mountains, about 20 km northwest of Berkovitsa, about 25 km southwest of Montana and approximately 100 km northwest of Sofia.

The terrain is mountainous, covered with dense forests of beech and oak forests, and the average altitude reaches 550 meters. The climate is temperate clearly, characterized by snowy winters, hot summers and rainy springs and autumns.

The village is small but has good infrastructure. There is electricity, water supply and mobile coverage. The streets are partially paved and lighted. There is bus service to the municipal and regional centers, also to the surrounding villages.

Leskovets has 45 people population.

The village has a town hall, a church, a pub and a shop. In the village of Borovtsi /19 km northeast/ is the closest kindergarten and the nearest school - in Berkovitsa town. GP is available in the Gaganitsa village /11 km northeast/ and specialized medical care - again in the municipal center.


Tourism and Sightseeing:

The surroundings of the village are good for hiking, hunting, fishing, beekeeping. Beech and oak forests and meadows around offer conditions for outdoor recreation, herbs and mushroom-grovving.

About 20 km northwest of Leskovec is located the Lopushan monastery, that is active and reconstructed, declared a national monument. It impresses with its construction, proportions, architecture and stone sculpture. The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

In Berkovitsa guests can explore the house-museum "Ivan Vazov", the situated nearby Architectural Museum of Culture and the Clock Tower, which is a remarkable monument, built in 1762.

At about 40 km southeast of Leskovec is Varshets, a popular spa resort with mineral water and pure nature. The water is healing and good for diseases of the heart, the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system.

Sources:,, Mirela, Internet.

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