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Rock complex Gluhite Kamani

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The rock complex Gluhite Kamani is situated within the territory of the villages of Malko Gradishte, municipality of Lyubimets and the village of Efrem, municipality of Madzharovo. The site is located on a hillside descending to the east of St. Marina Peak (708.6 m). The ridge is crowned w...

Episcopal basilica with complex, Sandanski

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The episcopal basilica and the complex around it are located in the center of the modern town Sandanski. The site was discovered by chance in 1917, when during the construction the military found well-preserved circular baptistery. The excavations were renewed in 1989 by a team directed by...

St. Nikolai church

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The church “St. Nikolai” is also called by the locals “Latinska curkva” (The Latin church). According to the legends was built in 12th century from crusaders, who has a military camp in the area of Kreta, not far away from the village. The building is nave, single-aisle, slightly dug in th...

Medieval church “St. Peter”

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The church is a small, single-aisle with a semi-cylindrical vault. The length is approximately 5.50 m., width approximately 4.50 m. The construction is made by stone bonded with mortar. The wall thickness is approximately 0.90 m. The proposed date of establishment of the church is the begi...

Theodore Tyro and Theodore Stratelates church

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The village of Dobarsko is mentioned for the first time in the Rila diploma of Tzar Ivan Shishman from 1378 together with other villages, donated to the Rila Monastery. The church was built in 1614, but it has been suggested that the year of construction was 1122. With its impressive fresc...

“St. Paraskeva” church

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The 13th century is probably the date of the church construction, when the relics of St. Paraskeva were transported to Tarnovo. Liturgical books have been discovered in the church, the oldest of which is the so called Enina Apostle from the 11th century (the oldest Bulgarian original manu...

“St. Bogoroditsa Spileotisa” monastery

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

The monastery “Sv. Bogoroditsa Spileotisa” is located in the eastern part of the plateau Sv. Nikolai, which is just south of the modern city Melnik. It is surrounded by three sides by steep almost vertical slopes above 100 meters. Archaeological excavations were conducted in 1979 – 1982, f...

Late Medieval church Holy Trinity

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Based on its architecture and decoration, the construction of the church has been dated to the 16th-17th century. The church has a nave, an apse and three conchas, semi-cylindrical vault, and is partially sunken into the ground. Its western façade has an arched niche which represents the s...

“The Virgin Mary, Mother of God” church

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

A small, single-nave church with dimensions: 4.25 m in length, 2.51 m in width and thickness of the walls from 0.7 to 0.75 m. The additionally built narthex is 3.85 m in length. The apse is semicircular, both inside and outside, and occupies nearly the whole width of the nave. The church i...

St. Nikola church / St. Nikolaos church

Type: Sites and monuments databases or inventories Publisher: National Institute of Archaeology with Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

режим А St. Nikola church was built no later than the 16th century. Originally built in the area of Svoge, on the western slope of Lubash, about 1 km from village Lyalintsi. In the late medieval period was carried in the village. During Ottoman period, in order not to be destroyed, it was...