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The town of Strelcha lies 13km to the east of Panagyurishte and 41km to the north of Pazardzhik. It is situated in the southern skirts of the Sredna Gora mountain and huddles in a beautiful valley. The favourable microclimate, wonderful nature and mineral water springs, together with a rich history and natural sights have turned Strelcha into a national spa resort all around the year. Even if the towns tourism industry has decayed somewhat in the early post-communist period, its tourist product has started to revive in the last couple of years.

The biggest sight in the town is the Archangel Michail church-monument dedicated to the citizens of Strelcha that were killed during the April Uprising of 1976. Their names can be seen inscribed on both sides of the church. Moreover, at night visitors can enjoy the colourful images and the music of a singing fountain in the central square of the town.

Outside Strelcha, the road to the town of Koprivshtitsa (24km) offers wonderful sights of natural rock formations. Three kilometres to the southeast of Strelcha one can see the famous Zhaba Mogila (Frog Mould) inside which archeologists have found a Thracian temple. The mould is one of the biggest in Bulgaria its height is more than 20m. while its diameter is about 80-90m. The two chambers and the faade are built of large, masterly carved stone blocks, connected with iron conjunctures and covered with lead. The biggest of these blocks is with the following dimensions: 2.6m to 0.6m. Their arrangement is flawless. A tunnel with a length of 75m has been dug below the mould and is planned to be transformed into a museum. A second stone construction, believed to have served as a sanctuary, has been found in the northwest part of the mould. It consists of three halls with a total area of 25 square metres.

Separately, 2.5km to the south of Strelcha, one can see the remains of the Strelcha Fortress (Kaleto) believed to date back to the 9-10th century AC. The fortress was built on the right bank of the Luda Yana river on a separate hill. Fortress walls surrounded a rectangular space with length of 140m. and width of 50-60m. There are little preserved remains of several other fortresses to the south and southeast of Strelcha, too.

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