"Skumsale" locality near Strelcha

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"Skumsale" locality is located 7 km from the town of Strelcha, towards the town of Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria. It is characterized by a multitude of diverse rock formations used by ancient societies for rituals.

"Skumsale" locality is located 7 km from the town of Strelcha, towards the town of Koprivshtitsa. It is characterized by a multitude of diverse rock formations used by ancient societies for rituals.

According to archaeological researches there is evidence of human presence in the locality during the Chalcolithic age (Copper Age) between 4th century BC and 2nd AD. The discovered preserved clay vessels from this period of human history are proof of this. Among the objects found in the locality there are bottoms, mouths, handles or walls of decorated utensils, ornaments, weapons, gifts placed near rock groups, which leads to the conclusion that the place was used as a sanctuary.

"Skumsale" locality is located 7 km from the town of Strelcha, towards the town of Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria. It is characterized by a multitude of diverse rock formations used by ancient societies for rituals.

"Skumsale" is an exceptionally beautiful and mysterious area. There is a large meadow, which has several gazebos and picnic areas. The hiking trails are easily accessible, the walk on them – pleasant and relaxed. The cliffs dominate in this region and there is no way not to impress of their size, shape and felling you will notice on them. Some of them were sacrificial altars, others-thrones, chutes and the like. You can easily look at the quirky stones and let your imagination work.

To get to "Skumsale" you can use the map below or to follow the sign on the main road Strelcha-Koprivshtitsa. From there you will get on a black road. Option is to leave the car at the beginning or continue a little more on the road and stop near the picnic area.

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