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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 repeated opposition demonstrated by townspeople. Only the entry arch from the eastern wall was saved, which is now part of a complex built in the city center. As a reason for the demolition had been presented a plan for the construction of a modern home of unions whose building does not even start.

 

     Nowadays, there is a stage behind the arch and a beautiful garden with benches, too. Different cultural events take place there.



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Do you know that:

  • two world champions in rhythmic gymnastics - Iliana Ilieva and Tsvetomira Philipova grew up and trained in Kyustendil.
  • the border with Republic of Macedonia passes through the peak of Ruen.
  • in the period 1952 - 2010 in the theater of Kyustendil 323 plays by 190 authors were performed .