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St. Dimiter Renaissance Church

     The church was built in 1864-1865 at the Stambol Kapia Quarter. According to its plan it is a three-nave pseudo-basilica. Most of the icons were painted by the famous artist Ivan Dospevski from the town of Samokov. The sources for the church building and decoration were donated by well-off Kyustendil citizens, clergymen, teachers, craftsmen and others.

 

     In 1865 the town second Renaissance school called Dolnomahalensko (down town) was opened. Dimiter Stoyanov (Daskal Dimitri) was the initiator, donor and teacher in chief.

 

     Address: Boulevard Tsar Osvoboditel, Kyustendil



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Do you know that:

  • the renowned composer and conductor Marin Goleminov is from Kyustendil.
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  • two world champions in rhythmic gymnastics - Iliana Ilieva and Tsvetomira Philipova grew up and trained in Kyustendil.