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Landmarks


Dervish Banya

Dervish Banya
     Dervish Banya is a Turkish Medieval public bath in Kyustendil. It was built in 1566, which is known by the number sign made of red bricks on the facade wall of the bath. On the same facade wall there are two more brick inscriptions,…
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Chifte Banya

Chifte Banya
     Chifte Banya is a public bath in the central part of Kyustendil, built on the foundations of late medieval Turkish bath. The original Turkish bath was built in 1489 by Sulejman Pasha on the foundations of Pautalia Asclepion.        In…
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Alay Banya

Alay Banya
     Alay Banya (The bath of the soldiers) is a public bath in the town of Kyustendil, built on the foundations of Late Medieval Turkish bath.        The original Turkish bath was partially destroyed after the Liberation, and was restored in 1912-1914, as a…
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Pirkova Tower

Pirkova Tower
     The medieval defense tower in Kyustendil known under the name of Pirkova Tower is situated in the central part of the town near the Roman Therms. The name “Pirkova” comes from the Greek word ‘pirogs’, which means ‘tower’. This defense tower…
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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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Do you know that:

  • in Kyustendil there are about 40 hot springs with temperatures from 50 to 73
  • Kyustendil was the last of the big Bulgarian towns to fall under Ottoman rule.
  • During the period 1371-1395 Kyustendil was the capital of Velbuzhd’s region.