Bulgarian Revival Architecture

During the 19th century in Bulgaria there were different ways of construction, depending on the geographical location of a given region, but they all represented one and the same spirit, conventionally called “Bulgarian Revival Architecture”. There are the following types of houses and each of them has its varieties.
Koprivshtitsa is one of the most outstanding treasures of Bulgarian architecture, culture and history. It is a true museum town, located east of the capital Sofia, along the southern slopes of the Balkan Range. The houses here are painted in blue, yellow, brick and red. Surrounded by high stone walls fitted with heavy wooden gates. The streets are cobbled with stone and lead to small squares, beautiful fountains and little bridges. During the National Revival the town was famous for its merchants, enlighteners, writers and revolutionaries.
It shelters almost 400 untouched buildings of the Bulgarian National Revival period. It seems that time has stopped here, especially because it is still flecked with the rhythms and traditions of the country life. Photography: Gudarovski

The Lutova House  was constructed in 1854 by a young tradesman, and shows some original architectural features such as the double ladder and the outlined windows. The interior represents a multitude of mural paintings and fine decorations. Photography: Sibir 
The House-museum of Dimcho Debelianov (Bulgarian poet) Photography: 1. Delyana photos 2,3,4. forum.svatbata

The house-museum of Todor Kableshkov  (a 19th-century Bulgarian revolutionary and one of the leaders of the April Uprising) Photography: 1.todmarin 2.uli 3,4.tili 5,6.TwoWings

The house and the monument of Georgi Benkovski  (a 19th-century Bulgarian revolutionary and one of the leaders of the April Uprising). Photography: 1.forum.svatbata 2.inews (Lilia Ivanova) 3.lilyphotos 4.Елицаphotos

The Oslekov house was constructed it in 1856 by the tradesman Nencho Oslekov.  Its façade includes beautiful wooden columns, made of Lebanon cedar, curious drawings that represent views from Padova, Venice and Rome. The inside is covered with wood, fine frescoes and exquisite decorations are preserved there.  Photography: 1.siskata, 2.dzver, 3.Thief  4.infobg

The Karavelov House, which was constructed in 1834 and was a home of the  Ljuben Karavelov (a Bulgarian writer and an important figure of the Bulgarian National Revival). Photography: TwoWings

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14 responses

  1. EXCELLENT WORK,I LIKE THE WAY YOU DETAIL YOUR WORDS TO GIVE THEM THREE DIAMENTION FEELING,Best regard. J MICHAEL SABBAGH

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    12/05/2012 at 12:41 AMMay

    • Hi J Michael. Thank you for the nice words 😉
      The text is not written by me. I have picked up information from several articles. I have mentioned the sources.

      Thank you for the comment and for following me 😉

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      12/05/2012 at 12:41 AMMay

  2. Wow, all of these are so Cool… I Love That Door (Second Picture)… All of This Architecture is So Interesting

    DarkJade-

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    13/05/2012 at 12:41 AMMay

    • DarkJade, I am agree with you. We are so proud of that part of our history 😉 I personally love this city. In my opinion it’s unique!

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      13/05/2012 at 12:41 AMMay

      • It’s Definitely Unique… It’s Rich, and Beautiful

        DarkJade-

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        13/05/2012 at 12:41 AMMay

  3. Excellent post! I have to add this to my go-to list 😉

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    14/05/2012 at 12:41 AMMay

    • I am sure you will love it! 😉

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      14/05/2012 at 12:41 AMMay

  4. Didn’t knew this side of Bulgary..:D

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    24/05/2012 at 12:41 PMMay

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