Koprivshtitsa is one of the rare towns that is like a living museum, where the whole city can be explored as if you where looking at different exhibits in a single museum. The city is mostly known for being the best preserved traditional Bulgarian architecture, and having the best collection of traditional Bulgarian items such as clothing, works of art, traditional lacework, jewelry, weapons, musical instruments, household items etc... The city played an important part during the Bulgarian National Revival in the 19th century, and the first gunshot of the uprising against the Ottoman empire took place right here.
Among the most popular sights in Koprivshtitsa are The Lyutova House museum (know also as The Topalova House), The Oslekov House, The Todor Kableshkov Museum, The Georgi Benkovski Museum, The Dimcho Debelyanov Museum and The Liuben Karavelov Museum.
There are lost of different tours that you can take to visit Koprivshtitsa from Sofia. Many of the tours don't take you only to see Koprivshtitsa, but include other stops such as Plovdiv (a highly recommended destination) or Starosel. Some tours include stops for wine and/or food tastings, which of course increase the price of the tour but might offer a great addition when exploring the traditions of Bulgaria - where food and wine is an important part of their culture as well.
To visit Koprivshtitsa, being situated about 110 km from Sofia, you can expect a 2 hours drive to get there.