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Velyanova House - Bansko
Velianova house is the best preserved building in Bansko from the Renaissance period. The two-storey building made of wood and stone. The first floor consists of two rooms connected incurred as a hiding place, which is one of the characteristics of the time the house was built. At that time there was a boom of vandalizing and stealing, and people were forced to build hiding places for the security of families and their belongings. The second floor has five rooms and a verandah. In addition to its impressive architecture, the house is known for its amazing interior decoration. Unique landscapes, murals and wood carvings created by the host of the house, which is known delegate Debar School of Art. Master Velyan Ognev became master of the house after receiving it as a gift from the residents of Bansko. He was one of the artists who painted the church of Holy Trinity. Bansko is so much impressed by the master, decided that as a sign of gratitude to donate his house, he becomes a true work of art. Even at that time the house was atypical of its time interior. Particularly interesting is the "Blue Room", where you can enjoy the unique landscapes of Istanbul and Vienna. Impression you make and precision craftsmanship of carving on the verandah of the house. Nowadays Velianova house is the master of ethnographic exhibition thanks to which we can learn about life, culture and habits of the residents lived in Bansko during the days of the Renaissance. In 1977 Velianova house was declared a museum, and exclusive decoration and its remarkable frescoes have been declared a cultural monument of national importance. This makes Velianova house of the 100 national tourist sites.