Karan Varbovka is a village in Northern Bulgaria. It is located in Municipality of Dve Mogili, District of Ruse.
The village is located 31 miles away from the City of Ruse, 11 miles away from the Town of Dve Mogili, 21 miles away from the Town of Byala and 56 miles away from the City of Veliko Tarnovo.
Close to the village passes the Cherni Lom River.
The village is well maintained. There is a town hall, a community center, a health service and shops.
There is a regular bus transport to the nearby towns and villages.
The population of the village is about 390 people.
Tourism and landmarks:
– The “St. Marina” Monastery – it was founded in the time of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom and is located in a beautiful area and pine forest near the village of Karan Varbovka, therefore it is also called the Karanvarbovski Monastery. This is the most famous monastery with a ayzmo (sacred spring) in Eastern Bulgaria, which is dedicated to St. Marina. St. Marina Monastery is a place that has preserved legends of the past and people’s belief in good. The current church of monastery was built in 1890. In its centre is the holy spring (ayzmo) which is shaped as a well, with stone steps, fenced with iron railing. Here is the only mineral spring in Rousse District. Most people gather at the monastery on July 17, the Feast of St. Marina. Every year in June in the area of the monastery there is a folklore festival “Living Water”.;
– “Ayazmoto” Forest Park – spread over 3483 acres of forested area, unique with its natural beauty combined with healing mineral water;
– Near the village is the “Bobov Dol” locality, where there is a century-old tree and an old well. It is an oak of the Winter Oak species, its height is about 25 meters.