Melnik Things to Do Tips by ger4444
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When it gets dark, Melnik houses are beautifully shining with lights. Its cozy to sit at the terraces or gardens of the mehana while enjoying a dinner and after that having some wines at the pavement terraces along the Melniska dol.
Stroll along the river that runs along the mainstreet. Little bridges connect both sides of the river. pavement terraces of cafés are located at the banks of the river.
stroll along the main street and get impressed by the dozens of national revival houses. They are now shops, hotels, bars and restaurants.
well preserved roman bridge near Melnik.
These bizar looking rocket formation are formed from the process of erosion. There are trails going into these rocky hills and you can hike in the area of some 17 square kilometers where you can see the strangest looking shapes in the rocks.
In the park near the busstop you find the statue of this man who proclaimed the liberation from the Turks in 1912.
some must-see ruins in Melnik: 1. Bolyaskata kashta. This house was build in the tenth century and is the oldest residential house of bulgaria The house is a ruin, only some walls are standing and nothing is explained. 2. Sveti Antoni Church. Located on the hill in the middle of the town, this church remains as a ruin and is closed. It was build in the 19 th century. Nothing is signposted. But from the hill you have a great view over the town. 3.Sveti Nikolai Church and Slavova Krepost fortress. A path at bthe opposite of the hotel Rodina leads to the ruins of a church, which was build in 1756. A bit fuhrter you find a fortress build by Despot Slav. Passing by the ruins you find also some left overs of the Sveta Zona Chapel. 4.Turkish bathsBefore the Ogi tavern you find the ruins of a Turkish bath. Not very spectacular.
5.Sveti Petar and Pavel church and Sveta Barbara Church. The Sveti Petar and Pavel Church is located near the parking of the Melnik Hotel and dates from 1840, the Sveta Barbara church dates from the 15 th century and is located near the Kordopulov house
This museum exposes costumes and ceramics and photo’s of the town in the beginning of the twentieth century. It is located nexto hotel Despot Slav. Amission is 1 lv and its open from 9 am till 12 am and 2 pm to 6 pm.
Directions: walk the mainstreet, keep to the right, then it is nexto hotel Despot slav (look for the signs)
This place is famous because it was here where Yane Sandanski proclaimed the liberation from the Turks in 1912. The house is a museum for the history of the village. The collection however is not so extended. Admission is 2 lv and its open from 9 am -12am and 1 pm-4 pm. You find the house at the left side at the first bridge over the Melnishka dol.
Directions: at the beginning of the mainstreet when you come from the busstation.
This house belonged to the towns most succesfull wine merchants. The house is build in 1754 and is the countries largest national revival building. The house has a 180 metres labyrinth caves in the winecellar and the sitting rooms are cozy with tables and old glass windows. Admission is 2 lv, but I wanst asked to pay admission as I was there. Its open from 8 am till 8 pm and you may be asked to pay extra if you want to take photo’s inside. The house is located at the end of the street, south of the creek
Directions: follow the mainstreet to the right and then continue the sandy road. at the left side you find the house.
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