Ethnographic Complex Saint Sophronius of Vratsa

Set up between 1972 and 1987 in the town centre, the complex, part of the Vratsa History Museum, includes three houses in the traditional National Revival style and the Ascension School, near the temple Saint Sophronius Bishop of Vratsa.
The complex features the lifestyle, crafts and culture of the local population between the end of the 19th and the middle of the 20th century. The temple has an important collection of icons, some of which by the famous painters Zahari Zograf and Dimitar Zograf and the masters of the school of Debar.
In the house of Dimitraki Hadzhitoshev, one of the town’s most well-to-do people at the time, you can see the interior of a sumptuous urban house from the 19th century. The Child’s World exhibition is hosted in the Grigoriya Naydenov’s house. The house of Ivan Zambin presents the crafts typical for this region: goldsmithery, winegrowing and wine making, sericulture and natural silk manufacturing. On display in the yard are agricultural tools from 18th and 19th century, and in an annex you can take a look at some traditional means of transportation produced in Vratsa.
In the school’s exhibition areas you can find traditional clothes, music instruments and other elements of lifestyle.

"Project “Culture Green” is co-financed by the European Union through European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg V-A Romania-Bulgaria Programme". 
Co – financing by ERDF: 1 256 574.43 Euro.

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