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Historical


Monastery School

Monastery School
     The first Bulgarian school in the city was built in 1820 near the church Virgin Mary's Assumption. It was a monastery school (elementary school during the Ottoman domination until the creation of common schools). The school was…
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Late Ancient and Medieval Fortress Hissarluka

Late Ancient and Medieval Fortress Hissarluka
     The fortress is situated on the highest flat part of the Hissarluka Hill two kilometers to the southeast of Kysutendil. The fortress was built at the end of 4th and beginning of 5th century. It was readjusted in 6th century and…
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Regional Historical Museum Academician Yordan Ivanov

Regional Historical Museum Academician Yordan Ivanov
     The Regional Historical Museum Academician Yordan Ivanov in Kyustendil was found in 1897. It is one of the oldest ones in Bulgaria and it has an extremely rich stock and collections from all historical periods.        The museum has the following sections: Archeology,…
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Emfiedzhieva House

Emfiedzhieva House
     The house was built in 1874 and belonged to Hristo Lazov, a grand master from the guild of Kyustendil and a prominent partisan of the Bulgarian community church in the town. His inheritor traded with snuff, which gave the name of the house.  …
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House-Museum Dimiter Peshev

House-Museum Dimiter Peshev
     Dimiter Peshev was born in Kyustendil in 1894. He is a Bulgarian politician who was minister of justice in the first cabinet of Kiosseivanov and vice-president of XXIV and XXV Ordinary National Assembly. Dimiter Pesehv is known for his role in saving more than…
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Do you know that:

  • the Roman baths in Kyustendil are the second by largest in Bulgaria.
  • Kyustendil Spring is the first contest in Bulgaria for the most beautiful girl.
  • Hissarluka used to be completely deforested, but at the end of XIX and the beginning of XX century under the guidance of the forester Jordan Mitrev a coniferous forest was started.