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Park Hissarluka

Park Hissarluka
     Hissarluka is a hill, situated south of the city, a spur of the mountain Osogovo. There are some hot mineral springs.         During the Middle Ages with the construction of the fortification system of Hissarluka, the hill was completely deforested, as a result…
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Zoo

Zoo
     The zoo in Kyustendil was established in 1962, initially as a small zoo in the place Doctor Djanki on the initiative of the city forester Ivan Sarbinski. In 1966 the zoo was moved to а picturesque area, among beech and pine trees in the…
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Century-old Redwoods in the Area Yuchbunar

Century-old Redwoods in the Area Yuchbunar
     The country of redwoods, which are also called Californian pines, is Sierra Nevada. This is the largest representative of the plant world.        In Bulgaria, the redwood was brought in 1890, 1905 and 1914, and in Kyustendil in the area Yuchbunar, near the…
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The Peak of Ruen

The Peak of Ruen
     Ruen is the highest peak (2251 m) in Osogovo mountain and is the fifth highest peak in Bulgaria. The border with Republic Macedonia passes through it. It is among the hundred national tourist sites. The peak has a rounded form and is covered with…
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Forest Reserve Tsurna Reka

Forest Reserve Tsurna Reka
     Tsurna Reka was declared a reserve in 1980. It is situated in Osogovo manuntain, in the village of Sajdenik. It covers a representative ecosystem of natural beech forests in the upper stream of Tsurna River and along its right bank. The area of the…
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Do you know that:

  • Kyustendil Spring is the first contest in Bulgaria for the most beautiful girl.
  • the film “The Knight of the White Lady” was shot in Kyustendil.
  • Kyustendil was the last of the big Bulgarian towns to fall under Ottoman rule.