full screen background image

Iron Bridge over the River Banshtitsa

     The iron bridge, also known as The Bridge of the naked women is a bridge over the River Banshtitsa in Kyustendil.

 

     It was built in 1909 and was designed by the architect Rudolf Fischer and it connects the railway station with the central city square.

 

     In 1969 the bridge was rebuilt and expanded with reinforced concrete construction. At its four ends are placed naked sculptural female figures, symbolizing the generosity of nature in Kyustendil (fertility, hot springs) and the resistance movement. They are made of white stone from Vratsa by the sculptor Luben Dimitrov.



View Larger Map

Do you know that:

  • in the period 1952 - 2010 in the theater of Kyustendil 323 plays by 190 authors were performed .
  • Kyustendil is one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria.
  • the first fruit growing fair in the country was held in Kyustendil in 1896.