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Zlatograd - Ethnographic Area Complex
Zlatograd is situated along the two rivers - large and small, are collected and displayed River Palm Sunday. During the Turkish invasion is called gift-dere, which means "gate of the water of abundance", the city has a long history in archaeological excavations and using historical documents we learn that here lived Thracians and later Slavs and Bulgars, medieval cemeteries were discovered by the early Christian era, the remains of churches, bridges.
Name Zlatograd city gained after their liberation from Turkish rule is so named because of the abundance of lead-zinc ore extraction of tobacco wealth of crystal clear mountain water and hot springs. The city is a major cultural center, bearing the spirit of rebirth, are preserved many churches and monasteries had been kept alive Bulgarian consciousness and literature. Here is the first open a school in the Rhodopes, here there is only written record dating from 1852, "Zlatograd pismovnik" - invaluable unique past of his native, the oldest church in this part of the "Assumption" built in 1834. The buildings stand in the city with its white color, ancient architecture, invariably wells in the yard, the ground floors are reserved for commercial activity, some houses can be rented by tourists. We can look at situated in one of the houses a collection of communications features and Stoyan house in whose yard the school. Ethnographic museum comprehensively and with many attractive exhibits introduced in our long history and distinctive colorful world of the local population.
Exclusive interest the Ethnographic Area Reserve, which gives the typical appearance of the city and Renaissance style, recorded over one hundred architectural monuments preserved the oldest traditions in folk tradition and culture. Known feature of the complex is that it is private property, built in 2001, fully funds the private firm of inzh.Aleksandar Mitushev who has received assistance from the municipality in Zlatograd similar with ethnographic complex "museum" near Gabrovo, this except that today is supported by personal funds is located in the city center, a magical place, which takes us back in vremeto.Tuk well was developed crafts, great skill and abilities of craftsmen have recreated in harmoniously arranged objects capturing the attention of visitors and time pressure to meet and admire everything we want. In each shop will meet friendly master, ready to introduce us to the peculiarities of the craft, all workshops are active and can buy authentic, handmade items or to order a product, choose interesting original gift for a loved one, may even themselves try to develop it.
Below are details in pottery, woodcarving, braid, cutlery, goldsmith, weaving ... In custom cafes can drink one coffee, boiled sand to enjoy the unique cuisine and Bulgarian Rhodope folklore, to find calm and cozy refuge in the fascinating local hotels and guest houses. The stamps are stored in the ethnographic museum and the mill-picturesque tourist attraction, the composition includes three traditional object-nap, fulling-mill, mill-mill.