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19, Borislav Str., Velingrad, 4600, Bulgaria
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Travel Tips for Velingrad
An interesting technique for colouring eggs is using wax. It is typical for Eastern Europe. In Bulgaria,in the region of Velingrad they use some specific instruments to do it. In the Historical musem there is a hall dedicated on that art. Every year in Velingrad there is a competition among the students for painting eggs. Last year there were more than 500 eggs participating.
The SPA capital of the Bulgaria
Velingrad is known as the SPA capital of Bulgaria. This is because of the more than 90 mineral springs of hot water in the town. Mnay hotels have grown up in the past few years.This springs were also used by the thracians and romans who have completely known the features of the water.
An interesting fact is that in 1937 the mayor of Velingrad decided to build a beach with mineral water.He also ordered to bring sands from Varna(at the Black sea) with waggons - 500km!!! At this time it was not only the first mineral beach in Bulgaria but also,in Europe only Karlovy vary in Czech Republic had existed.
"Forming and name of the city"
Velingrad was formed in 1948 when 3 villages have been united - Chepino,Ladzhene and Kamenitsa and now there are 3 neighbourhoods with the same name.
The town is named after Vela Peeva (meaning the city of Vela) who has been a partisan in the fight against the fascism.Her father has worked in The USA in mines between 1914 and 1920.When he has come back and he has built a house in Kamenitsa village (where is the Historical museum now) and two years later Vela was born.She has grown up in a rich family but she couldn't accept the poorness of the others and that Bulgaria has taken the side of Germany in the the WWII. So,she has become a member of the Bulgarian communist party and has started her fight for equality for people.In the spring if 1944 she has fallen under siege and after 5 hours skirmish she has died by her own bullet.
Velingrad - do you know what it means?
Velingrad is the Town of Vela Peeva. I would not go into history - the story of young Vela is hardly interesting to anyone but her family now. Still, unlike many places in Bulgaria that changed their names lately, Velingrad is still called the same.
"Kleptuza - the lake"
It's the town's pride and joy. You will find many small restaurants around it, and in case you want some action - the water bykes are there for just above 5 Euros for 30 min. No need to worry though - the trout doesn't come from the lake.
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