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Ahmed Bey Mosque

Ahmed Bey Mosque
     The mosque is located in the central part of Kyustendil, next to the Roman Therms. It was built in the middle of 15th century.        In 1904 a strong earthquake split the minaret, (which led to its final removal by…
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Fatih Sultan Mehmed Mosque

Fatih Sultan Mehmed Mosque
     The mosque Fatih Mehmet is located in the central part of Kyustendil. The mosque is named after the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II (1444-1446 and 1451-1481), known by his sobriquet "el-Fatih" (the Conqueror).        The mosque was built by Haradzhi Kara Mehmed bin Ali,…
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Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery
     The Rila Monastery is the biggest spiritual centre of Bulgaria, part of the world cultural heritage - it is included in the list of UNESCO. It is the largest and oldest preserved Bulgarian monastery and is located near the village of Pastra  where the…
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Ruen Monastery St. Ivan Rilski - village of Skrino

Ruen Monastery St. Ivan Rilski - village of Skrino
     The monastery is located in a beautiful area about 3 km from the village of Skrino - the birthplace of St. Ivan Rilski. It is one of the newest monasteries in Bulgaria.        On the same place in the past there was another…
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Nunnery St. Lukа

Nunnery St. Lukа
     The nunnery St. Luka (the nunnery of Granitsa) is located at the northern foot of the Osogovo mountain, about 4 km southwest of the village Granitsa and 6 km south of the town of Kyustendil in the place Pustia Manastir. The monastery was found…
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Do you know that:

  • in 1966 Kyustendil was declared a national resort.
  • on the stage of Kyustendil theater for the first time in Bulgaria and in the world Mother by Maxim Gorki was performed.
  • the first woman - circus performer - Pavlina Pencheva is from Kyustendil.