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village of Svidnya

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Svidnya is a village in Western Bulgaria, part of Svoge Municipality, Sofia District.

It is about 47 km north of city of Sofia, 4 km west of Svoge.

It consists of 25 neighborhoods. Some are completely depopulated (Gipsy, Debeli Rat, Krastnici, Pesoko, Krusha) because the concentration of the village around the administrative center in the neighborhood river.
On the east it borders with Svoge, with Tseretsel the south, the west Chibaovtzi, with Iskrets to the north, northeast with Dobrachin.

The population is around 1000.

Located at the foot of Stara Planina, beautifully situated in the amazing Iskar gorge, 1000 m altitude.
The area falls within the temperate climatic zone. Typically there are cold winters, cool summers and - occurring early autumn, compared to other parts of the country.
In the village passes Iskretska River, which flows into the Iskar River in Svoge.

The village is electrified, built with partial water supply and electricity networks.
In the process of building a treatment plant for drinking water.
Coverage of all mobile operators, automatic telephone exchange, cable TV and Internet.
In the village there is primary school Father Paisii, library Nikola Vaptsarov, kindergarten, medical practice.

The village is one of the biggest holiday areas of the capital. The number of villas Double exceed local houses. Geographical location, climate and beautiful scenery attract many buyers.


Svidnia and its surroundings offer a range of cultural - historical and natural attractions. Not by chance are a popular holiday weekends because of its proximity to Sofia and easy access.

Interesting tourist sites are:

Church St. Martyr George the Victorious - the church was solemnly consecrated and opened on 28.04.2007 year funds for construction were collected from the villagers.

Iskretski Assumption Monastery - located in the territory of the sanatorium for pulmonary patients, at the foot of the mountain Ponor of Western Balkan Mountains, about 2 km east of the village Iskrets.
It is founded in XIII century is a complex of church and residential buildings.
South of the church is located christening-tribunal (built in 1856) with painted walls, which is the only of its kind in the Bulgarian monasteries.
The monastery was declared a cultural monument.

Near the village there are many caves that attract lovers - speleologists. Most famous are the Dushnika (total length 876 m), Bear Hole (total length 142 m), spring (total length 240 m) and others. Cave Dushnika is one of the most interesting in the Ponor Mountains, because after the final siphon can be entered into the big water of the mountain system, which departs from the pot-holes in the north and part.

Text: Mirela

Photos: Internet

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