The village of Teshovo

The St. Dimitar Church in the village of Teshovo was built in the 40s of 19th century. It has an impressive belfry – a five-storey tower that houses not just bells but also a clock mechanism made in 1891 by Dimkovi brothers. In 1978 the St. Dimitar Church was declared a cultural monument of national importance. Visitors of Teshovo can also see the remains of a medieval tower. Located not far from the centre of the village, it is a building made of broken stone soldered with mortar, 13m of which are still preserved. In 1970 stones from the tower were used in the construction of the bakery building in the village of Teshovo.

The village of Teshovo is located at the foot of the eastern slopes of Southern Pirin, 25km southwest of Gotse Delchev. If you’re coming by car from Gotse Delchev, after the village of Novo Leski leave the main road which leads to the border with Greece and Ilinden border checkpoint in order to enter Koprivlen and then take the road to Nova Lovcha and Paril. After about 10km, you’ll see the fork to villages Laki and Teshovo to the right. The last section of the road before the village of Teshovo is comparatively narrow and steep.