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“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...

St. Haralmpi monastery

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

The monastery St. Haralampy is known with two names – “St. Archangels” – “St. Haralampy”. It is located in the southern part of the plateau Sv. Nikolai. It is surrounded on three sides by steep almost vertical slopes of over 100 meters. It functioned until the end of the 19th century and h...

St. Nikola church (Starata mitropolia)

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

St. Nikolai” or “St. Nicholas” (Starata mitropolia / The old Metropolis) is located in the highest part of the plateau Sv. Nikolai, which is just south of the modern city Melnik. It is the oldest and largest Christian church in the city. Archaeological excavations were conducted in 1971 –...

Melnik fortress

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

режим А The Melnik fortress is situated immediately south of the contemporary town of Melnik, on a naturally defended hill called St. Nicola. The earliest occupation on the hill dates to the 3rd – 1st century BC with several coins and pits discovered from this period. Finds from the 1st –...

Medieval town Cherven

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

The medieval fortress of Cherven is situated in Northeastern Bulgaria, ca. 500 m to the north of the present-day village of Cherven and 26 km to the south of the present-day town of Russe. The fortress was established on a naturally protected rocky ridge surrounded by the Cherni Lom River....

Anevsko kale (Kopsis)

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

Anevsko Kale also called Anevsko Gradishte and Kopsis is a fortress situated near the village of Anevo, Sopot Municipality, Plovdiv region. The fortress is located 2.95 km along a straight line to the north of the village center and 3.68 km along a straight line to the northwest км from th...