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    by mirchica Written Apr 1, 2014

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    Todor Zhivkov is a Bulgarian Communist dictator, General Secretary оф the Bulgarian Communist Party and leader of the country from 1956 to 1989.
    His house is the only one Revival House preserved in his own town - Pravets. But for a long time it is said that we should know our past in order not to repeat the same mistakes.

    "Todor Zhivkov and the world" is the name of the collection of His house museum collects gifts from all over the world - gold and silver trays , exquisite carved boxes, gift tables, porcelain vases, wall carpets, models of the International Space Station "Mir", atomic model, etc.
    This ... is probably the only place where you can see signs of Moammar Gadhafi card. Besides thim, however, you will see how many big shots has welcomed Pravets in its past - Kim Jong Il , Indira Gandhi, Fidel Castro - all these world leaders were invited and welcomed in Pravets . With such a fate can boast very few small towns in the world.

    The other house in the same yard is actually his birth house, where there is a small ethnographic exhibition. The house was restored and turned into a museum back in 1974

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    by mirchica Written Apr 1, 2014

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    The Historical Museum is located in the restored building of the former Konak. The building is an architectural monument built in the middle of 19-th century by the local masters Deno and Cvetko.
    The museum presents the rich cultural – historical heritage of the municipality Etropole in 10 exhibition halls.
    In 1980 a new exposure, dedicated on the Ethnography was discovered in Arnaudov house, a branch of the Historical Museum.
    The museum works every day from 8am to 5pm with one hour lunch break and on Sunday works up to 3 pm. The entrance fee is only 1 EUR.

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    by Childish Written Jul 17, 2006

    On the second floor of the house there is an exhibition of the lifestyle of the local people. On the first floor there is a resaurant.
    Unfortunately it was closed when we were there on Saturday in the afternoon.

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Etropole Off The Beaten Path

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    by Childish Written Jul 17, 2006

    Located in a 5 minute walking distance from the monastery.
    Go by the monastery and turn left. Follow the path and you will be there.

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    by Childish Written Jul 17, 2006

    Founded in 1158 at the time of the Second Bulgarian State. There is a legend according to which St. Joan of Rila had settled in a cave near the monastery before he moved to the Rila mountain. And the local people insisted for the building of the monastery near that cave.
    In 17-18 century the monastery was important literature and calligraphic centre.
    The current church “St Trinity” was built in 1858 by Ivan Boyanin from the Bratsigovo architecture school and it is remarkable that it has 5 domes.
    There are two museum expositions in the monastery. The first one shows the shelter of Vassil Levski in the monastery. The second one represents books (copies, the originals are in different museums; the most impressive ones are in the National Library in Sofia) created by the Etropole calligraphic school.
    The monastery offers accommodation.

    Location: about 6km away from Etropole

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    by Childish Written Jul 17, 2006

    Hristo Yassenov is the nickname of the Bulgarian poet Hristo Tudzharov.
    Born in 1889 in Etropole. Took part in two wars - Balkan and the war in 1913 between Bulgaria and former alliances in the Balkan union. After the uprising in 1923 he collaborates to the Bulgarian Communist Party. He was arrested after the assault in the church St. Nedelja in Sofia and after that he disappears.
    You may find some of his poetry on the site below (in Bulgarian).

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