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Lovech is a small town located in the northern part of Bulgaria. It used to be bigger regarding the population number of it.
Lovech (Ловеч) is known as "The Town of Lilacs" due to the big fertility of growing lilac in the town. River Osum runs through the town.
Buses from Sofia depart at 09:00,12:00,15:30 and 17:00 from the central bus station in Sofia (www.centralnaavtogara.bg) (14 BGN one way). Advance purchase of tickets is usually not necessary, except during major holidays.There are a few trains from Sofia every day bdz.bg. To Lovech there are frequent buses from the bus station in Pleven (☎ : +359/64.800.122). It is also possible to take the train there (with a change in Levski), but that takes much longer.
There are two main bus lines-number 1 and 4. A single ticket costs 1.00 BGN (jan 2013) and you pay to a person on the bus. If you can afford it,you can take a taxi. Here are some taxi phone numbers,which you might find useful: ☎ +35968622310, ☎ +35968645010
The hill was first populated during the Chalcolithic Age (4000 – 3000 BC). Parts of dwellings, fragments of pottery vessels and a gold application were discovered there. The archaeological excavations show that a Thracian settlement also existed in this place.
The fortress was built in Roman times, but it is best known as the place where the Lovech Peace Treaty with the Byzantine Empire was signed in 1187. It marked the birth of the Second Bulgarian Empire.
Apart from the natural protection it got from the high steep hill slopes and the river, the fortress also had a solid stone wall.
The remains of seven churches representing three different architectural styles were found. The church situated on the top of the hill is the oldest and the biggest one. It was built in the period 5th – 6th centuries.
During the excavations many adornments, everyday life objects, tools, and pottery were discovered.
The two archaeological finds of silver coins depicting Tsar Ivan Alexander (1301 – 1371) and his son Michael are especially interesting. The first one consists of 16 coins in a pot, while the other one is comprised of 1430 coins in a pitcher.
The Lovech Fortress was one of the last strongholds which were conquered by the Ottomans in 1446. A giant metal cross is placed inside the fortress. It can be seen from almost every spot in Lovech.
It is your first main attraction to see in Lovech.
You can buy many different souvenirs from Lovech, that represents the town. You can find them in the shops on The Covered Bridge in Varosha.
"Color Club" Restaurant,St Targovska 70, Obshtinski Pazar, ☎ : 0899 84 00 79. This is your place for quick lunch with colleagues,good night with friends, a cup of nice coffee during the day or unforgettable evening party.
Cocktail-bar Varosha,Todor Kirkov square, 
Cafe Club Vienna-Coffee & Tea in Lovech, Targovska St 18, ☎ : 068 604 342
Apolo-Coffee & Tea in Lovech, D-r Sayko Saev 28,e-mail:[email protected] ☎ : 068 604 174
Hotel Varosha -near Todor Kirkov Square and the Covered Bridge (prices vary between 40 and 80 BGN), Mobile: 0894 68 13 22
"Presidium Palace" Hotel Lovech  -situated in the heart Lovech, near the administrative and business centre of the city, 51 Targovska Str. ☎ : +359 68 687501
Municipal Tourist Information Centre Lovech
Vasil Karakonovski Str. 2, e-mail: [email protected], ☎ : +359 68 604 218
Krushuna Falls (Крушунски водопад) are located near the village of Krushuna, 28 km from the city of Lovech []. They are famous with their picturesque landscape. This is the biggest water cascade in the country, with many travertine stages, rich of plants and animal species.The main waterfall drops from 20 m. It splits into several branches and creates few other waterfalls. For the convenience of the tourists an eco-trail was built, which allows you to enjoy the exquisite sight, inspired by the crystal water and fresh-green vegetation of the area.