What To Expect
You will be visiting the Zemen Monastery. You will see the 11th century church "John the Evangelist" part of the complex is a typical representative of the Bulgarian mediaeval church architecture. The murals presenting moments from the Holy Bible are its greatest treasure.
Kyustendil was founded in the 5th century B.C. by the Thracian tribes who settled here, attracted by the hot mineral springs. In the 1st century A.D., the Romans turned it into a town named Pautalia which literally means "city of the spring." They built ancient baths as well as strong fortress wall which remains can be still seen nowadays.
Other places of interest are the Ahmed Bey Mosque, the medieval tower and the Archeological Museum.
You will also visit the art gallery named after the greatest Bulgarian artist Vladimir Dimitrov and the House-Museum of Dimitar Peshev, the man who helped save the Bulgarian Jews during the Second World War.
Entrance fee to the Zemen Monastery and the Art Gallery in Kyustendil
Transportation on comfortable bus or minibus
Walking tour in the city of Kyustendil
Professional English-speaking guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
Children below 5 years old are free of charge.
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