house was built in 1853 - 1856 by order of the wealthy Koprivshtitsa
merchant Nencho Oslekov. Built by Usta Mincho and Kosta Zograf -
representatives of the Samokov architectural school, Oslekov's house
fascinates with its rich exterior and interior decorations.
Nencho Oslekov took part in the April Uprising. The rebels' uniforms
were made in his homespun fabric workshop. Because of his
contribution to the Uprising, after its failure Oslekov was captured
by the Turks and hanged in Plovdiv.
Lyutov's House Museum
- Street. "Nikola Belovezdov" - 2
Lyutov's (or Topalov's) house is a unique architectural monument
from the period of the Bulgarian national renaissance. It was built
in 1854 by masters from Plovdiv, commissioned by Stefan Topalov. In
1906, after Topalov moved to Odrin, the house was sold Petko Lyutov,
a merchant from Koprivshtitsa who traded with milk in Alexandria,
and became known as the Lyutov's house.
The house is remarkable with its beautiful architecture rich mural
decoration. The most striking feature of upper floor is the elliptic
vault of the ceiling ornamented with mural medallions and a sun
craved in wood; landscapes depicted in the murals were drawn as to
owner's impressions from Egypt and Istambul.
Todor Kableshkov was born on 13 January 1851.
He studied in Koprivshtitsa, Plovdiv, and the French college in
Istanbul. He spoke fluently French, Greek and Turkish. He worked in
Baron Hirsch's railway as a stationmaster in the town of Belovo. He
was the chairman of the secret revolutionary committee in
Koprivstitsa and one of the apostles of the ІV Revolutionary
district. On 20 April 1876 he declared the beginning of the April
uprising. Todor Kableshkov was the author of the historical "blood
signed letter". After the defeat of the uprising, he was captured
near the village of Chiflik, in the region of Troyan. He committed
suicide in the police.
Kableshkov's house was built in 1845 by Master Gencho Mladenov from
Koprivshtitsa. It is a gorgeous manifestation of the Bulgarian
architectural genius from the epoch of the Renaissance. In 1930 the
house was opened as a general museum and in
1954 -- as a memorial museum.
Georgi Benkovski - (1843 -- 12 May 1876) was the pseudonym of Gavril
Gruev Hlatev, a Bulgarian revolutionary and leading figure in the
organization and direction of the Bulgarian anti-Ottoman April Uprising
of 1876 and apostle of its 4th Revolutionary District. During the April
Uprising his cavalry detachment, known as "The Flying Band", toured the
entire region tirelessly, mobilizing many insurgents and playing an
important part in the fighting for Bulgarian freedom.
Lyuben Karavelov - born 1834 in Koprivshtitsa in family of
Stoicho Karavela and Nedelia Doganska. He and his brother Petko
Karavelov are known as people who had dedicated their whole lives to
Bulgaria. Lyuben Karavelov - as a publicist, journalist,
revolutionary and writer and Petko Karavelov - as a politician (he
was Minister of Finance and Prime Minister of the country).