Museum Towns

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Arbanasi

Austere houses that resemble minor fortresses on the outside. with high, solid walls and heavy gates, iron, rids and secret hiding-places, but which are spacious and comfortable, richly decorated and furnished on the inside. [hide]The oldest of Arbanassi’s five churches…
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Bansko

The newest Bulgarian winer resort, recently discovered by the foreign tourists, Bansko provides an interesting combination between the virgin nature of Pirin Mountain and the atmosphere of the ancient Bulgarian town. [hide]The town of Bansko is situated in Southwestern Bulgaria,…
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Etura

Eight km from the center of Gabrovo, master craftsmen fashion beautiful gold, silver, copper, leather and wooden articles right before your eyes from early morning until late at the night. The waft of freshly baked bread drifts across from an…
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Koprivshtitsa

One of the most charming small Bulgarian towns, still preserving the atmosphere of the National Re- vival period, is huddled in the mountain folds 111 km east of Sofia. The town is a unique combina- tion of a legendary history…
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Kotel

Kotel is a town which is a legend and a history! It is situated amidst the picturesque natural scenery of the Eastern Balkan Range and is not only a place with majestic nature, fresh air and pure mountain water, an…
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Melnik

Melnik (pop. 800) is the smallest Bulgarian town, picturesquely situated amidst a fantastic scenery - strangely shaped pyramids of sand and limestone. [hide]During the 17th - 18th c. it become a flourishing tobacco and wineproducing center, whose fame spread to…
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Nessebur

It is located on a small peninsula in the Black Sea wich is linked with the land only by a long and narrow isthmus. It has existed for more than 9,000 years. It emerged as a fortified Thracian settlement; afterwards…
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Old Plovdiv

During the 19th century Bulgarian master builders erected the National Revival city of Plovdiv (the Old Town) with steep cobbled lanes, lovely houses with large bay windows and slender columns, latticed eaves and heavy oak gates, quiet green yards and…
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Shiroka luka

SHIROKA LUKA - a village in the valley of Shirokolushka River, 20 km north-west of Smolyan; architectural and ethnographical reserve. Population of 910. Settled at the time of mass conversion to Mohammedanism of the Rhodope population during the years of…
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Sozopol

Apolonia - this is how it was called in 610 B.C. by its founders - Greek settlers from Miletus, who erected a majestic bronze statue of the God of Health, Sun and Beauty Apollo above the town. [hide]Numerous red and…
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