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Fortified walls and ancient ruins in Sozopol
Because of the numerous cultural monuments located in the old town of Sozopol is declared an architectural and archeological reserve in 1974., In Renaissance style houses were built in the late 19th and early 20th century. Very valuable is the medieval church in the monastery "St. Apostles "there are several churches" St. Mary, "" St. St. Cyril and Methodius "," George ", saved valuable icons and carvings, were erected about 20 chapels are located in the reserve Art Gallery, the Ethnographic Museum, the museum in the castle wall is preserved medieval Christian complex in the city center old houses are two and three storeys, the first is destined for industrial purposes, the foundation is stone and adobe walls, decorated with typical wood siding protecting them from the salty sea air, were covered with Turkish tiles. The most attractive house of Marieta Stefanova built on the fortress wall, distinguished houses occupied by the Ethnographic Museum and Thracian Khan, impressing her with exquisite carvings. The architectural complex "Southern Wall and Tower" combines historical monuments from different eras in the city and beyond has opened a number of cemeteries in Seaside Park, m.Kalfata, m.Harmanite, Budjaka. The ancient city was surrounded by a massive stone wall, which walls are preserved up to 3-4m. height and one of the towers built around 511g during the reign of Anastasius. Ranuli fortress was built in the Thracian times and was gradually rebuilt during the Ottoman rule was destroyed, located 12 km. southeast of the town of Sozopol, it can be reached by kraymorskiyat road crosses Ropotamo and going into the reserve. End the city is the largest island in the Black Sea coast "Ivan," there are traces of Thracian sanctuary, the remains of the monastery "St. John the Baptist." Sozopol is famous for its ongoing annual festival Apolonia.