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Landmarks


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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Library Emaniul Popdimitrov

Library Emaniul Popdimitrov
     The library work in the town started from the time of Ottoman rule - to the mosque Fatih Mehmed was built a library.        The community centrе Bratstvo was crеated in 1869, and to…
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The Arch

The Arch
     In place of the arch there was a theater complex with a library and community center, built with donations from the people of Kyustendil. It was demolished at the time of the mayor of Kyustendil Georgi Mihailov, by his personal order, despite of the…
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Do you know that:

  • Pautalia means “fountain”, “spring city” in translation.
  • two world champions in rhythmic gymnastics - Iliana Ilieva and Tsvetomira Philipova grew up and trained in Kyustendil.
  • in the period 1952 - 2010 in the theater of Kyustendil 323 plays by 190 authors were performed .