An interesting exhibition named “The Jewish Street - Reconstruction" is on display at the Sofia History Museum on 1 Banski Square. It presents an evidence of the life of the Jews in Bulgarian towns after the Liberation of Bulgaria (1878) until the mid 20th century. The exhibition is initiated by the State Cultural Institute under the Minister of Foreign Affairs and is created in partnership with a number of government institutions.
It is a collection of artefacts kept in museums, archives and libraries across Bulgaria. The exhibition covers various topics such as the appearance of the Jews in our lands; the synagogue as the spiritual center of the Jewish community; traditions, holidays and crafts in Jewish families, etc. The exhibition "The Jewish Street - Reconstruction" was unveiled on March 9 on the occassion of the 80th anniversary of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews during World War II. It will be open to visitors until April 19.
High above the road near the village of Krepcha in the region of the town of Targovishte, one can stop and see a rock-hewn monastery. Founded in the 9th-10th century, it is one of the earliest rock dwellings on the territory of Bulgaria . It was..
In the middle of the 9th century, the Bulgarian state covered a large part of the Balkan Peninsula and paganism still dominated it. The task of adopting Christianity, which had already become established in Europe, went to Knyaz..
Roman emperor Constantine the Great (AD 306 to 337) introduced the Christian religion as official in the Byzantine Empire. His mother, Helena, discovered the cross on which the Savior was crucified and built several monasteries in the Holy Land. The..