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Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak - 16 May 2015

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak

Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is the first Bulgarian monuments included in the World List of the UNESCO. It is one of the most valuable monuments of the Thracian architecture and arts of the late IV and early III in BC in the Bulgarian lands. Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is one of nine cultural and historical sites in Bulgaria included in the UNESCO list of historical and architectural monuments of global significance. It consists of richly painted entrance hall, a narrow corridor (dromos) and domed burial chamber (tholos), constructed of brick and stone. It is famous murals - the best preserved in the country and the highest artistic value related to Thracian art. Were used to decorate two ways - wet fresco and tempera. The frieze of the corridor shows a rich battle scene.     In...

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Troyan Monastery "The Assumption" - Monasteries - 02 May 2015

Troyan Monastery "The Assumption" - Monasteries

   Troyan Monastery "The Assumption" is about 10 km. Southeast of the old Balkan town of Troyan at the foot of Stara Planina. It was built about 400 meters above sea level, the largest monastery in the mountains is surrounded by beautiful forests and the Cherni Osam which gives the place more attractive. The complex is very well developed as a tourist attraction with many souvenir shops, restaurants and entertainment venues nearby. The first signs of spiritual life in the region date from the 16th century and some even earlier - by the end of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom (14th century), when the town of Troyan is created. According to the monastic chronicles, guarded by an unknown monk, the monastery was founded by a hermit, who came to this place and built a small hut...

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The oldest monastery in Europe - Monasteries - 29 January 2015

The oldest monastery in Europe - Monasteries

Chirpan monastery is situated on a hill on the banks of Old River, near the village of Golden Meadow in the vicinity of the town of Republic. According to the scientific expedition took place in 2004 near the village of Golden Meadow, Chirpan monastery "St. Athanasius" is probably the oldest active monastery in Europe. It was founded by itself Alexandria Patriarch Athanasius in 344 AC. At that time, Patriarch Athanasius visited the Bulgarian lands in connection with the conduct of the Council of Sardica. On his way back to Egypt Athanasius staying in the Roman fortress in Beroe (Stara Zagora today) and according to his biography, he founded a monastery there. The choice of the place of the saint associated with his zealous defense of the purity of the Orthodox faith.     In...

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Bathroom of Suleiman the Magnificent - 21 January 2015

Bathroom of Suleiman the Magnificent

Restoration of bathroom of Suleiman the Magnificent in Burgas is almost finished and it will be open to visitors until the end of this year. The building is from the XVI century and in the archaeological complex Historical Figures in Burgas, near mineral springs. The bathroom is restored to its original oriental appearance. There bathroom idea of Suleiman the Magnificent to become acting bathroom, but this requires permission from the National Institute for Cultural Heritage. Excavations in the area began in 2009, which were discovered Roman baths, also restored Roman temple of three nymphs, patron of healing waters and many different artifacts from the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. Besides the bathroom of Suleiman the Magnificent and the Roman baths, the complex will include a museum showing...

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Monastery "St. Marina" Botevo, Varna - 27 December 2014

Monastery "St. Marina" Botevo, Varna

Monastery "St. Marina", 35 km from Varna, originated in the mid 19th century, about healing spring, which was owned by a Turkish bey. He decided to build a palace on the site, but excavation was dug cross with the inscription "St. Marina". Turk sold whole area grandfather Lecho of Botevo, which, in turn, gave the future monastery. In 1844. There is a chapel and two baths to the source. After 9 September 1944. Botevska monastery was abandoned to rise to life in recent years. With the financial support of Varna and Veliki Preslav and family. Petrov from Varna, have been renovated chapel and two baths. Were built and four rooms for pilgrims and a kitchen to them.     Tradition was a patron saint to have a collection. Young and old went first to...

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