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Popnikolov’s House

     The house of Popnikolov was built in 1911 - 1912, in Modern Style, owned by the lawyer V. Popnikolov from Kyustendil.


     Author of the architectural project was architect A. Momov. The plastic decoration of the facades is made by the famous Bulgarian sculptor Ivan Lazarov. On the first floor there are the lounge of the lawyer, a kitchen, a dining room and a winter garden and on the second - the bedrooms and a wide sunny terrace overlooking Hissarluka. The angle to Demokratsia Street is enhanced with a jetty, crowned with a tower and a peaked roof. The facade is decorated with plastic initials and the year of construction, panels with floral ornaments under the windows, female masks above the windows and lions on the consoles which support the jetty. The fence, the railings and the stylish columns of the winter garden are decorated with metal elements. The house was furnished with Viennese furniture.


     The building is registered as a cultural monument. Currently it is used by the Union of Architects.


     Address: 27 Demokratsia Street, Kyustendil


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Do you know that:

  • 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.
  • with the help of Dimiter Peshev nearly 50,000 Jews were saved from sure death.
  • the famous children's poet Vesa Paspaleeva is from Kyustendil.