The Village of Oresh, which is situated in the Danubian Plain, 7km south of the Danube River, between the towns of Svishtov and Belene.

There is evidence of a former settlement from the 1st century that existed in the place of the Village of Oresh. A settlement on the Roman road west of Svishtov (from the Roman fortress of Nove) with the name Marga Aureia was mentioned in 441, when Attila captured it and concluded a peace treaty with Byzantium there.

With a population of more than 1300 people today, Oresh is the biggest village in the Municipality of Svishtov. It has an excellent location in close proximity to towns and cities, where you can find all necessary amenities, and facilities, as well as places for entertainment and tourist attractions. Oresh is very well maintained with street lighting, good roads and shops, a kindergarten and a primary school, as well as a recently renovated community centre. The locals are Catholics and in the village is situated the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Also, annually in June the Village of Oresh hosts the “National Folklore Assembly of the Catholic Communities in Bulgaria”. The event includes a liturgy, a procession and a concert.

The most attractive landmarks in the area are:

– The Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in the Village of Oresh – built in 1857;
-The Community Centre “Filip Stanislavov – 1903”;
– The Church “St. St. Petar and Paul” – in the Town of Nikopol – a richly decorated medieval church from the 13th-14th century;
– Persina Nature Park – situated on the territory of three municipalities (Nikopol, Belene and Svishtov), the park is a place for conservation and restoration of Danube wetlands with 1100 animal species;
– “Elia” water fountain – in the Town of Nikopol. The fountain has an immured Ancient Roman gravestone featuring an epitaph;
– “Kaikusha” Protected Site – a marsh that remained after the draining of Svishtov-Belene lowlands. There visitors and tourists can see typical marsh vegetation and many waterfowls;
– The Historical Museum of Pleven – one of the largest museums in Bulgaria, with an area of 7,000 m² and a permanent exposition of 5,000 items situated in 24 halls.