"Melnik Museum Town" Melnik by desert_princess

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Bulgaria's smallest town is hiding among frozen standstone pyramids immobile for millennia, 190km south of Sofia. Melnik is at 390m above sea level
In the middle ages it was strong fortress and under the Ottoman rule - a blossoming city.The most remarquable sites in this Museum town are the city Historical Museum, Pashovata,Kordopoulovata,Tzintzarovata,Boliarskata and other houses.Thracians, Romans and Byzantines have written its history.
The main steeet that follows the river , leads to the finest example of the former splendour of this small southern town : The Kordopoulos House - with Venetian stained glass windows, spacious rooms and salons, ornamental murals, a iron gate and large wine-cellar from which caravans with the famous Melnik wine once left for Salonika, Athens, Vienna, Rome, and even Marseille and Spain
Melnik lays in a valley of sand pyramids, where the wine cellars are located and where is aging the famous Melnik wine...

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  • Pros:A tiny enchanting town where each house is a monument
  • Last visit to Melnik: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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