Tourist information center of Veliko Tarnovo

Tourist information center of Veliko Tarnovo

Philip Totyo House – museum

It is in a very small village of Gartsite, near by the village of Voneshta Voda, about 40km.south of Veliko Tarnovo.

The legendary revolutionary leader Todor Todorov Stanchev (Philip Totyo) was born here on April 10th 1830.

In 1854 he formed a small military band to be at war with the Ottoman oppressors. He was a commander of several others in the period between 1866-1867.All of them were formed in Romania, crossed the Danube river and fought the Turkish army .He took part in the war between Serbia and Turkey (1876).During the Russian-Turkish war of Liberation (1877-78) he was in help of the Russian general headquarters and took part in the battles for the liberation of Svishtov.

He died on March 22 1907.


Village Voneshta Voda, Gyrtcite Neighbourhood

How to get here:

The neighbourhood is situated 2 km away from the village.


+359 885 105 282, +359 62 638 841

Work hours

April-October: 9.00 - 17.30
November-March: In request
For individual visits make your arrangement at least 30 minutes earlier on +359 886/258 832.