Pashovata Kashta (Pashov's house)
Pashov's House was built in 1815 and has eight premises.
Until recently it was where the historical museum of the town of Melnik was located. Now the house is empty and is close to start falling apart.
When I asked one of the local people he told me that there is a problem with the ownership. The owners are many people and part of the house is still owned by the state. They can't agree what to do with the hose, so they left it just to stay like this without any maintenance.
Sad story and typical Bulgarian one :(
Uzunovata Kushta (Uzunov's house)
Built in the last century, the house is a former Turkish prison. It has a patio and a large wooden terrace (chardak).
The house is a national monument of culture from the Bulgarian National Revival Period and a hotel at present. :)))
The Turkish Bath
When I talked to the lady in the Historical museum and asked her about the Turkish bath she explained to me how to find it but she also told me that it is ruined and there is no point to go because there is not much to be seen since the plase is used by Boliarka hotel as a storehouse.
And indeed, when I went there I found that the place is somehow sad to look at because it is actually used as a storehouse. They also had pluged in the bath the pipes of the hotel's airconditiner which I really find revolting.
I went inside to take the pictures you will see here but I would not recommand you to do it. I almost broke my legs because the floor is covered with all sorts of crap.
The Turkish Bath
The Roman Bridge
When I was heading for Melnik I checked up the web for some info and I read about the bridge but there was no picture. So, basically when I saw it I thought: Is that all...
If you are expecting to see some kind of architectural wonder from the Roman period you will be severely disappointed :)
The bridge is no longer than 10-15 meters long and is not in its best shape.
It is nice to have a look at it, though.
Houses huddled in the snow
The climate of Melnik is very mild. However, because it's Bulgaria and Bulgaria means mountains and snow, it snows sometimes in winter. And then, just before the white blanket melts down into slush, we see a fairy-tale.
- Wine Tasting
This is a museum of one of the oldest riches families in Melnik. It is operating now as a mesuem and still runs its wine cellar. The house is situated really high above the village and you could get a nice view over it. Here you can try the wine they make also and it is included in the price of the ticket for the mesuem (about 2 Euro)
Stroll along the river that runs along the mainstreet. Little bridges connect both sides of the river. pavement terraces of cafés are located at the banks of the river.
stroll along the main street and get impressed by the dozens of national revival houses. They are now shops, hotels, bars and restaurants.
Statue of Yane Sandanski
In the park near the busstop you find the statue of this man who proclaimed the liberation from the Turks in 1912.
Melnik Rock Formations
The rock formations near the town of Melnik called Melnik Pyramids are one of the most known rock formations in Bulgaria - maybe more famous are only the Belograchick rocks.
more coming soon
- Adventure Travel
A Roman Bridge
What a surprise! A girl that offered me accommodation in Melnik showed me a Roman bridge on the way to her house. My guide book didn't mention it.
The Melnik Pyrimids are the most majestic earth pyramids in Bulgaria,impressive monument of the erosion and the destructive forces of nature. It covers an area of about 50 sq.m.
- Food and Dining
- Hiking and Walking
- National/State Park
View from the side of the church
Surprisingly when I went to see the church it was closed so I took a picture of the view from the outside
- Wine Tasting
Melnishkite piramidi (Melnik's pyramids)
This is one of the most interesting landscapes in Bulgaria. The most interesting part is between Melnik and Rozhen monastery.
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