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Elena Town

Elena Town

The town of Elena is located at the foot of The Balkans. Its population is about 6500 people. Throughout the centuries the town was known as Strumena and Eliana. Historical evidence shows that the valley of Elena was inhabited as early as the IVth millennium BC and people lived there in Thracian, Roman and early Byzantine times. During the Ottoman rule the town was an administrative, handicraft, trade and cultural and educational center. Crafts flourished in that period: weaving of gubers, painting, mutafchiistvo. A Large number of houses and public buildings of different architectural periods are preserved in the town of Elena today.

Sights:
  • Hilarion Makariopolski's house museum
  • The clock tower
  • "Daskalolivnitsa" - the first school in Bulgaria
  • "Saint Nichola" Church
  • "Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary" Church
  • Razsukanov's Houses - an architectural complex of five houses
  • Popnikolov house
  • Museum of Paleontology
Events:
  • May 21 - town holiday
  • The holiday of The Balkans - for two days in July
  • The Reindeer Festival - last Saturday of October

Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev | Location: N: 42.929447, E: 25.882999
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