Spirit & style of the past
Several big and small towns and villages in Bulgaria are proud of their well preserved traditional Bulgarian architecture from the National Revival period (18-19th centuries). Nestled in a beautiful countryside and keeping memories from ancient times, these architectural reserves present the spirit and style of the National Revival past.
The romantic atmosphere and tranquility, and cobbled streets can be found in the towns of Plovdiv and Veliko Turnovo. Numerous wonderfully preserved and restored amazing wooden and stone houses from the Bulgarian National Revival period can be visited in Koprivshtitsa, Bansko, Arbanassi, Tryavna, Melnik, Bozhensi, Nessebur, Shiroka Laka and many others. Watch our Museum Towns Impressions virtual sightseeing tour (video clip, 02:45).
Influenced by a variety of ancient styles with abundance of architectural decorations and paintings, they feature graceful curved bay-windows and ornate wooden ceilings along with hand-painted murals. They are symbols of the traditional Bulgarian hospitality and the aesthetic taste of the Bulgarian woman.
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