City-Museum Melnik in Bulgaria (Topic)

Traval Articles » Travel » City-Museum Melnik in Bulgaria

City-Museum Melnik in Bulgaria

Rating: 7,8/10 (5096 votes)
The city-museum Melnik, located in the Blagoevgrad region, is the smallest city in Bulgaria. The city is located in the southwestern part of the country.

The city existed in ancient times. The most turbulent time for him was the Middle Ages. At that time, the city was often ruled by the Bulgarians, the Byzantines, or the Serbs.

In 1215, the city was the residence of Alexy Slav, thanks to whom the Rozhen Monastery was built in the vicinity of Melnik in 1220.

In 1395, after the capture of Melnik by the Turks, the city fell into decay. During the National Renaissance, Melnik flourished again thanks to its excellent wines.      

At the beginning of the 20th century, mainly Greeks lived in Melnik, but in 1913 they were forced to leave the city.

Today Melnik is a unique historical and cultural reserve, the inhabitants of which still support traditional crafts. Of particular interest in the city are the ruins of the monastery of St. Nicorae, the Roman bridge, the Slav fortress and the old Turkish bath.

We also recommend reading Zheravna village-reserve in Bulgaria

Topic: City-Museum Melnik in Bulgaria.City-Museum Melnik in Bulgaria

Author: Kelly Costine