Kyustendil Travel Guide

  • Bulgaria, Kyustendil
    Bulgaria, Kyustendil
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  • Bulgaria, Kyustendil
    Bulgaria, Kyustendil
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    The old fortress of Velbujd (now in the...
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Kyustendil Things to Do

  • Fаtih Sultan Mehmed Mosque (1531)

    this old mosque located on the main trading street in Kyustendil is abandoned and almost a ruine because (according to the taxi driver who took us to Hissarluka) its descеdants cannot decide who will take care of it... what a shame!In March 2006 the mosque is declared to be of public ownership. It will be reconstructed hopelly soon.To read...

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  • Art Gallery

    exhibitions of works of the great Bulgaria artist Vladimir Dimitrov-Maystora.Vladimir Dimitrov was born on 1.02.1882 in the village of Frolosh in the family of refugies from Macedonia. He was forced to leave the shool before completion of his education since the family was very poor. He had changed several professions before starting a job as a...

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  • Hissarluka Fortress

    Dates back to antient (Pautalia) and mediaeval (Velbuzhd) times. Built in the end of 4th and the beginning of 5th century, reconstructured in 6th, used at the time of the First and Second Bulgarian state, demolished in 15th century by Ottoman Turks.territory: 2.12 hectars; there were 14 towers, public and residantial buildingsThis is where the...

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  • Ilyo Vojvoda House-Museum

    A museum that represents the struggle of Bulgarians from the area for national liberation. This is the restored house of Ilyo Markov known as Ilyo Vojvoda, a renowned figures of the National liberation movement.Near the house there is a monument of Ilyo Voyvodaworking hours: 8-17, closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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  • Ahmed Bay Mosque

    Built in 1531 nowadays a museum. It housed an archeological exhibition, currently there is an exhibition of minerals. Unfortunately it was closed when we arrived although it should have worked!

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  • Pirkova Tower

    a mediaeval defense tower from the end of the 4th and the beginning of 5th century from the time of the mediaeval town Velbudzh. the base floor was used for storage, a stone fireplace and two loopholes on the second, the second floor was used for living and the last third floor for circular defense.

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  • House-Museum Dimitar Peshev

    Built following the original plans of the native house of Dimitar Peshev this museum houses an exhibition Saving of Bulgarian Jews. The project was of Minicipalty of Kyustendil and Union of Bulgarian Jews in Israel.Dimiter Peshev born 1894 in Kyustendil, miniter of justice in the first council of ministers of Georgi Kyouseivanov, a member and...

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  • Historical Museum

    The historical museum was closed when we arrived (on Sunday). The guard let us enter the yard and see the archeological finds exhibited there. Among the findings from Roman time there are monuments from the socialist era. All monuments from the city are collected there. An interesting mixture of Roman and socialist era...A new archeological...

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  • Roman Therms

    A monument of the Roman town Pautalia. These are the second largest terms in Bulgaria after these in Odessos (nowadays Varna). Built in 2nd century. About 1000 sq. m. have been examined. The desing of the heating system is unique in Bulgaria.

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Kyustendil Transportation

  • Around Kyustendil by Taxi

    Taking taxi will save you time. We took a taxi to Hissarluka fortress, the taxi driver waited for us and drove us to the town back. As a local guy he told us about some places of interest in the town. He also stopped several times for taking pictures.

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  • Getting to Kyustendil by Train

    The trains from Sofia to Kyustendil leave from the central train station in Sofia. For the current timetable please visit the official site of Bulgarian State Railways. It takes about 2 hours and a half to get there.The Bulgarian Jews should have been deported from this trainstation.After leaving the town of Zemen (about 2 hours from Sofia) look...

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Kyustendil Off The Beaten Path

  • Shalom Market

    Shalom Market was built on the place of the former synagoga. There are memorial tablets of the people helped for the salvation of the Bulgarian Jews from concentration camps.

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  • Monument of Yordan Mitrev in Hissarluka

    Hissarluka is a hill southly from Kyustendil, a starting point of the mountain Ossogovo. It was forrested with pine-trees under the guidance of Yordan Mitrev in the beginning of 20th century.Thanks to him nowadays Hissarluka is a pleasant place for walks.more to come

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  • Monument of Todor Alexandrov

    Very controversial figure, a member of VMRO (Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organisation). See the site below for more info.The monument was built in 1928 by Andrey Nikolov.

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