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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

Dushantsi dam in autumn

Updated: Aug 25, 2023

Dear friends of "Photo Moments", it is with great pleasure that I present to you the magnificent autumn landscapes that unfold in October along the "Dushantsi" dam!


Dushantsi Dam
Multicolored and incredibly colorful autumn reflections in the clear waters of the Dushantsi Dam

"Dushantsi" is a dam built on the Topolnitsa River, with the main purpose of industrial water supply.


The Balkan above "Dushantsi"
The Balkan above "Dushantsi"

You will also find it less than two kilometers after the village of Dushantsi.


Watercraft in the "Dushantsi" dam
Watercraft

A mild autumn had arrived today near "Dushantsi" and the Balkans greeted it with "Welcome".


Ripe hawthorn
Ripe hawthorn

The area around "Dushantsi" abounds with rich gifts of autumn - rose hips, blackberries and hawthorn.



How do you get to Dushantsi Dam?

The most convenient way to reach the dam is by car along the Sub-Balkan road Sofia – Karlovo – Burgas. If you are traveling from Sofia, take the deviation to the right, immediately after the town of Pirdop.



In the direction of Karlovo, take the deviation for the village of Anton, continuing straight until you reach the village of Dushantsi.


Цъфтящи рози край паркинга на язовир "Душанци"
Паркинг и рози за настроение

Arriving in the village, continue straight along the main street until you reach the beautiful car park in front of the dam wall.


The wall of the "Dushantsi" dam
The wall of the "Dushantsi" dam

The tail of the dam reaches near Koprivshtitsa station.

The area around the dam is distinguished by crystal clear mountain air and exceptional natural views.


Dushantsi Dam
Freedom

"Dushantsi" is suitable for outings, picnics, water sports and fishing.

It's beautiful in every season!


Winter of "Dushantsi"
Winter of "Dushantsi"

Enjoy the Dushantsi Dam in winter!


Summer of "Dushantsi"
Summer of "Dushantsi"

Enjoy the "Dushantsi" dam in the summer!


What can be visited nearby?

Returning back along the road, be sure to turn left, where an authentic Roman Kufarita bridge awaits you.


Authentic Roman Kufarita Bridge
Authentic Roman Kufarita Bridge

Continuing after the Kufarita bridge, the road will take you to the "St. George" chapel above Dushantsi, from where you will enjoy a wonderful view of the entire Zlatishko-Pirdop valley.


Chapel "St. George" above the village of Dushantsi
Chapel "St. George" above the village of Dushantsi

Don't miss a wonderful walk around the picturesque jewel of Dushantsi.


People's community center "Svetlina" in the village of Dushantsi
People's community center "Svetlina" in the village of Dushantsi

Let your walk also take you to the beautiful church "St. St. Cyril and Methodius".


Church "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" in the village of Dushantsi
Church "St. St. Cyril and Methodius" in the village of Dushantsi

Dušanci is a delightful place in every season! Proof of this is the magnificent photo moments with the wonderful Christmas decorations, bringing so much delight to our senses!


Christmas and New Year decorations in the village of Dushantsi
Christmas and New Year decorations in the village of Dushantsi

5 kilometers from Dushantsi (6 minutes by car) is the charming village of Anton, which I recommend you to explore.


Anton
Anton

Near the village on the Sub-Balkan road itself, you can enjoy the wonderful Antonovski waterfall.


Antonovsky waterfall, also known as the Butterfly
Antonovsky waterfall, also known as the Butterfly

About 12 kilometers from Dushantsi (about 15 minutes by car) is the town of Zlatica, where you can visit a number of interesting sights!

In the center of the town of Zlatica is the old clock tower.


The clock tower in the town of Zlatica
The clock tower in the town of Zlatica

From the old clock tower, head towards the north-eastern part of Zlatica, north of the railway line, where you will find the charming Zlatiški waterfall, full of water all year round.


Zlatishki waterfall
Zlatishki waterfall

Zlatishki waterfall is also remarkable in autumn, when everything around is colorful and pastel.


Zlatishki waterfall
Zlatishki waterfall

In the immediate vicinity of the waterfall itself are the stairs that will take you to the chapel of St. St. Cyric and Iulita. The place offers an extremely beautiful view of the entire Zlatishko-Pirdop valley.


Chapel "St. St. Kirik and Julita" above the town of Zlatitsa
Chapel "St. St. Kirik and Julita" above the town of Zlatitsa

If you continue to the left past the waterfall, you will find yourself at the Ascension Monastery and Spasovo Kladchenche.


Monastery "St. Spas" near the town of Zlatitsa
Monastery "St. Spas" near the town of Zlatitsa

Don't miss to see the wonderful "Grandfather's Glove" park.


Park "Grandfather's Glove" in the city of Zlatitsa
Park "Grandfather's Glove" in the city of Zlatitsa

10 kilometers from Dushantsi (12 minutes by car) are the majestic ruins of the Elenska Basilica, which you should not miss visiting.


Elenska Basilica near the town of Pirdop
Elenska Basilica near the town of Pirdop

Elenska Basilica is also beautiful in winter.


Deer Basilica near the town of Pirdop
Deer Basilica near the town of Pirdop

Near the ruins of the Elenska Basilica, as a memory of the destroyed Bulgarian monastery, in 2010 a chapel "St. Elijah".


Chapel "St. Ilia" near Elenska Basilica near the town of Pirdop
Chapel "St. Ilia" near Elenska Basilica near the town of Pirdop

Изключителна, релаксираща, есенна, свежа и впечатляваща разходка ви пожелавам!

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