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The region North-Western consists of 5 districts: Vidin, Vratsa, Montana, Lovech, Pleven.
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Culture: Castra ad Montanesium - an antique fortress near Montana
Town of Montana >> Wednesday, 2010-10-13 11:36
The antique fortress Castra ad Montanesium is situated on the Kaleto hill, in the southwestern part of the town of Montana , about 40 m above the level of the town. As a result of archeological excavations, a city gate and a big tower have been uncovered - a brilliant example of III - IV century fortress construction. Few more military and civil buildings have been discovered too, basilica and masonry from the Roman empire, buildings from the stone - copper age in the lowest cultural layers, as well as S...
Culture: Castra Martis fortress in town of Kula
Town of Kula >> Wednesday, 2010-10-13 01:39
The border town of Kula is located 32 southwestern direction of Vidin , where the Danube hill plain joins the last spurs of Balkan Mountain. The present name of the town Kula (tower) is due to the Roman tower situated in the center of the town. The live here and the fortress construction are related to the Roman and Early-Byzantine age. After conquering the lands between the Danube River and the Balkan Mountain (1st century AD) they were included in the Moesia province. Favorable conditions for the d...
Culture: The castle Augusta near town of Mizia
Town of Mizia >> Wednesday, 2010-06-02 17:27
The Late-Antique and Early-Byzantine castle Augusta raises just 6 km western from the town of Mizia (northwestern Danube River Valley), situated in the Kaleto district, Kozloduy Municipality . Kaleto is a district offering favorable natural and geographical conditions of life and protection. It is located at the left riverbank of Ogosta River. The area that the fortified walls spread on now is about 8 ha. The first archeological excavations in Augusta were held in the period 1973-1990. In 2005 they w...
Culture: Church St. Nikola-Old in the town of Lom
Town of Lom >> Friday, 2010-04-23 11:31
The church St. Nikola-Old in the town of Lom ( North-western Bulgaria ) was constructed during the reign of the Bulgarian king Mihail-Asen (1246-1257). It was destroyed several times and then restored by local patriots. In 1760 a monastery school was opened here - one of the first in the Vidin diocese, where the alphabet, the breviary and the psalter were taught. A part of the icons were painted by icon-painters from the Debar artistic school. Some of the icons were brought to the church St. Nikola-...
Culture: Teteven Museum of History
Town of Teteven >> Thursday, 2010-04-15 10:23
The Museum of History in the town of Teteven ( central north Bulgaria ) is located on the central square and offers visitors a rich collection of historical and ethnographic exhibits. In 1932, the voluntary committee Georgi Benkovski initiated the construction of House-monument in appreciation of the memory of the Teteven citizens died for the national liberty. The first museum collection was displayed there. After a reconstruction and expansion in 1974, a new exposition was opened, showing the hist...
Culture: Museum of Folk Crafts and Applied Arts in town of Troyan
Town of Troyan >> Thursday, 2010-03-18 14:00
The specialized Museum of Folk Crafts and Applied Arts in the town of Troyan is one of its kind in Bulgaria. It is an institute for gathering, keeping and development of the local folk arts. The museum not only collects, keeps and restores wonderful collections of pottery and metals, traditional folk cloths and dresses, wood-made articles, etc., but it also studies and popularizes through its scientific issues the folk arts and history of the region. A total of 131,326 exhibits are kept in the museum. ...
Culture: The Lopushanski monastery near town of Chiprovtsi
Town of Chiprovtsi >> Friday, 2010-02-19 13:26
The Lopushanski monastery is located 300 m above see level, in the Chiprovtsi part of the Stara Planina mountain. It is impressive for its architecture, proportions and stone plastics, while the visit is long remembered for the wonderful mountainous nature in the neighbourhood. Once upon a time, the place of the present-day monastery was occupied by another cloister, built during the second Bulgarian state and ruined completely at the time of the Ottoman invasion in the second half of the 14th century. ...
Culture: Jubilee ceremonies in honour of Nikola Vaptsarov in Razgrad, Lovech, Kyustendil, Bansko and Sofia
Town of Bansko >> Monday, 2009-11-30 10:58
The grave of outstanding Bulgarian poet Nikola Vaptsarov that was vandalized last year has been now restored thanks to sponsors several days before the start of the ceremonies on the occasion of the poet`s centenary. On December 7, Bulgarian and foreign admirers of his poetry will be able to pay homage to his memory at the Central Cemetery of Sofia , Maya Vaptsarova, the niece of the poet and currently the chair of the Electronic Media Council, told The Standart. The birthday of the poet was mark...
Culture: The National Museum Radetski Steamship in Kozloduy
Town of Kozloduy >> Monday, 2009-08-31 09:45
The National Museum Radetski Steamship was established on March 16, 1982 by a decree No 9 of the Bureau of the Council of Ministers. The Museum collects and makes popular historical data and documents, related to the formation of the Botev detachment, its debarking at the Kozloduy beach, its historical feat and the gratitude of the Bulgarians to the great sacrifice. Along with the foundation Saving for the Radetski Steamship - the town of Kozloduy , the museum takes care for the protection of this nati...
Culture: Ancient Roman town of Ratiaria near Archar
Village of Archar >> Thursday, 2009-08-06 16:09
Near the village of Archar (17 km south of the Danubian town of Vidin ) are the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Ratiaria. The Roman settlement Ratiaria arose at the beginning of I century AD as a military center on the remains of an older Moesian settlement. In honour of his victory over the Dacians, Emperor Trajan constructed Moesian Ratiaria. The town developed as a big craft center, where goldsmith trade was of great importance. Digging in the ruins of a house, archeologists found two...    
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