Zlatograd has always been “the gateway to the wide world
Zlatograd is one of the southernmost municipalities in Bulgaria. Its southern border coincides with the Bulgarian national border with Greece.
Things to do in Zlatograd
Eight kilometers away from Zlatograd lies the ecclesiastical monastery stronghold St. Nedelya. The protected area occupies 256,000 sq.m of land. The most widespread species are beech-tree, hornbeam, durmast, common pine, Austrian pine, sumac, hirsutus, manna-ash. There are centuries-old trees such as oak, hornbeam, chestnut, maple, Austrian pine and common pine.
The oldest cultivated chestnut, aged 278, is located in the area Balalitska Reka River. The architectural reserve of about 100 houses dating back to the Bulgarian National Revival Period gives the town its specific unique atmosphere.
The Ethnographic Complex consists of architectural monuments and revived craftsmen’s workshops – cutler’s, woolen braiding, woodcarving and goldsmith’s. They go together with a historic-ethnographic collection exhibited in Alexander’s Houses. There is a watermill consisting of a filling mill and a primitive watermill.
One of the oldest churches in the Mid-Rhodopes Mountain, The Assumption, built in 1834, is located in the centre of Zlatograd town. St. George Church, built in 1871, is a big domical single-apse pseudo-basilica with an open narthex and a big belfry.St. Atanas Chapel is located on a hill near the town.
Museums and peaks
A museum collection called Enlightenment Activities in the Mid-Rhodopes Mountain is exhibited in the building of the Common School. A museum collection on post offices, telegraphy and telephone is exhibited in a National Revival house. You can also visit:
It is situated in a building – architectural monument of the culture. In the past it belonged to Alexander Chanov – a wealthy maker of frieze and tobacco trader.