It is located in the middle of the Danubian Plain, northwest side on 27 miles away of the historic City of Veliko Tarnovo and 4 miles away on the north side of the town of Pavlikeni, is located a little village with big history, which was called before Patreshnitsa, and now called Patresh.
The Village of Patresh is located in Municipality of Pavlikeni, District of Veliko Tarnovo.
Patresh is located in three short hills, in which has 2 little rivers. The rivers under the village gave the beginning of the small Elia River, which is part of the Yantra River.
These little rivers are very important for the village, because around them there were built a lot of stoned fountains and wells. Also these little rivers separate the village in 3 parts: north, middle and south. The North part is called Batashka. The middle part is called THE MIDDLE ONE. It is the oldest part of the village. The South part is called Daskotska.
There are 2 big main roads in Patresh- the first one is for the town of Pavlikeni and the second one is on the east side of Patresh and it goes to the town of Polski Trambesh.
The population of the village is of about 456 people.
The people who lived in the village before have found a lot of items: coins, things that people used in their daylife, ect. Some of them were found near the river Elia. In the Middle part of Patresh there were found a little stonned ax, some parts of a spindle, a clay pot and a clay jug. These things prove that on Patresh land lived Thracians from 2000 years ago.
Patresh is located in Dolna Mizia, where there were found items from roman villages from 2nd and 3rd centuries. There is a historical museum in Pavlikeni where you can see some of these items.
In 1982 there was found a statue of a woman, which was given to the museum in Veliko Tarnovo.
Near the village there are the following landmarks:
– In 2015 the village won a project “Mestni initsiativi”. The project was inspired by Romans time and in the village it was built a building, which reminds of the Roman times. It is in the park near the town hall;
– Musinska Cave – located in the village of Musina, 14 miles away from Patresh. The cave is 382 meters long and is fully mapped by cavers;
– The Historical Museum in the town of Pavlikeni – the museum keeps a very interesting exhibition – Eternal calendar. It was created before more than 140 years by an idea of Father Matthey Probrajenski and developed by a famous master woodcarver from the town of Tryavna;
– The bell-tower in the town of Byala Cherkva – one of the many cultural sights of the town. Only 6 miles away from the village of Patresh. The bell-tower is 25 meters high. In 1929 there was installed a clock which is working today.