Dragizhevo is known locally as “The Cherry Village” because it produces the first and best tasting cherries in Bulgaria.
Dragizhevo is a typical Bulgarian working village and during the warm summer evenings the village comes to life as the Babas (village matriarchs) sit together on wooden benches and chat about the day’s events.
It has an amazing history and boasts 8 historical sites recognised by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture. These sites date back to the Neolithic era.
During your stay you should make time to explore the back streets and experience traditional Bulgarian life. You will be amazed by the size of the vegetables that flourish in the fertile soils and you might see someone ploughing their garden using a horse and plough in the time-honoured tradition.
Spring is a beautiful time in the village, when the cherry orchards are in full blossom just before the first crops of juicy ripe cherries arrive here in May. Once you have tasted Dragizhevo’s cherries, others just won’t taste the same. Whilst in Autumn, the trees along the roads to the village are full of winter pears which are great for making into wine and preserving for the winter months.
The village has several coffee bars where the locals will give you the same warm welcome that they gave us when we first visited. They are great places to relax and reflect on the day’s activities, sample traditional Bulgarian dishes and taste the locally made beverages.
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