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Pernik Mine Museum and Krakra Fortress Full-Day Tour from Sofia

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    Stop At: Krakra Fortress, Fizkulturna Street 2, Pernik 2300 Bulgaria

    The medieval Krakra Fortress is situated on a relatively small rocky plateau at the southwestern part of the town of Pernik. The fortress offers a view of Karvavoto Area. According to the legend in 1016 Krakra resisted an 88-day siege, during which many Byzantines found their deaths. Their blood painted the land in the area red, thus giving its name.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Underground Mining Museum, Krakra Pernishki Square 10, Pernik 2300 Bulgaria

    he town of Pernik is also known as the Town of Black Gold. The development of Pernik is closely related to mining. In1891 the Mining Law was adopted and the first mine of the Pernik State Mine in the locality of Kulata was established. The first mine buildings were constructed around it. Gradually the center of the locality was moved from the residential section of Varosha around the new mining settlement. In 1986 in Pernik was established the Museum of Mining. The idea of its establishing occured after miners from Pernik visited the Museum of rock-salt extraction in the town of Velichka, Poland, and the St. Petersburg Museum of Mining.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Reviewed July 18, 2018

    We have booked this tour and I can say that we were left speechless with all the beauty of the place. However luckily we were with Alex and he was more than helpful. He is very knowledgeable about the History and the place itself and...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
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