Cultural World Heritage Of Bulgaria


In Bulgaria, there are a lot of relics of the past which were recognized as prestigous and exceptionally precious cultural monuments. 7 of them were included to UNESCO's list and below you will find short information about each of them.
The Ancient City of Nessebar is located on peninsula on the Black Sea. It was initially a Thracian settlement, then a Greek colony. From the period of Hellenic times there have remained many architectural wondres. The architecture of Nessebar is a great example of a compilation of various architectural style influenced by different culture which passed through that area many years ago. Tribes left their marks on the landscape but their impact has been in harmony with nature. What we can see today in Nessebar it it a mixture of Christian culture, Byzantine forms and ancient traditions.
Boyana Church is located on the outskirts of Sofia. The complex of 3 buildings was built in 10-13th centuries Boyana Church consists of three buildings. The oldest part is the church from the 10th century. The second church is painted by frescos, which are one of the most important collections of medieval paintings. The third church comes from the 19th century. The complex present unique east European medieval art.
The Madara Rider is a relief carved into a 100-m-high cliff close to the village of Madara. It represents the figure of a knight triumphing over a lion. This relief is a real piece of art dated back to the beginning of the 8th century as well as a great historical source material.
Rila Monastery is a monastic complex built in th 10th century by a hermit St John of Rila. This place played an important role in reigous life in medieval Bulgaria. In the 19th century it was destroyed by fire and rebuilt. Today it is an example of the Bulgarian Renaissance.
Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo is a complex of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries which were hewn out of solid rock, more than 30 m above the river on the high rocky banks of the Rusenski Lom. This site is famous for its wonderfull and well-preserved medieval frescoes.
Thracian Tomb of Kazanlak is a hellenistic tomb from the end of 4th BC. It is a part of a giant necropolis. The Thracian tomb of Kazanlak is a wonderful well-preserved piece of art. The monument has a narrow corridor and a round burial chamber, both decorated with murals. In interiors the are unique Frescos presenting high level of Thracian culture.
Thracian Tomb of Sveshtari is the tomb from the 3rd-century BC with marvellous architectural decor. It represents rare local art, inspired by Hellenism.

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