Varbovo is a village in Northwestern Bulgaria, Chuprene Municipality, Vidin Region.
It is located 4 km northwest of village of Chuprene, 15 km southwest of the city of Belogradchik, 65 km in the same direction from Vidin city and 156 km northwest of Sofia city.
The village is situated in a picturesque mountainous area. The surrounding area is mostly wooded with oak and conifer forests, the climate is typical for the mountains - warm days and cool nights. The average altitude reaches 499 m.
The population of the village numbers about 100 people.
Varbovo doesn't offer educational and medical services. There are dentist, GP, primary school and kindergarten
in the nearest village Chuprene.
The village has electricity and water supply, partially paved streets, street lights, mobile phone coverage and bus transport to the municipality center and the nearest villages.
The oldest church in the Balkan peninsula is situated in the village. It'd beed restored and recovered.
There are two dams on the territory of the village - one in the mountains, and the other on the road to the village of Chuprene.
Monument to the fallen in Belogradchik uprising.
There are parts of old Roman roads in the vicinity of the village.
Two eco-trails that lead to the beautiful places "Laga" and "Pod venetsa" start from the village.
The area of the village is a gathering place for huntsmen during the hunting season.
Varbovo is near Biosphere Reserve Chuprene. It was created in 1973 to preserve the northern coniferous forests of Bulgaria. In 1977 it was included in the list of biosphere reserves under the program "Man and Biosphere".
Sources: http://bg.wikipedia.org, http://svetimesta.com, Mirela
Photos: http://svetimesta.com, http://bg.wikipedia.org