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Hoshterova house (now known as the house of Miroglio)

Built in 1909 by one of the prominent textile industrialists Ruscho Andonov, known with his nickname Hoshtera.

Nationalised in 1948 and used as an administrative building by various institutions.

Bought and restored by Italian businessman Eduardo Miroglio.

Dimitar Dobrovich Art Gallery

The building of the Art Gallery Dimitar Dobrovich. It was built in 1910 by merchant Georgi Uzunov, according to the project of Bulgarian architect Boyan Stoyanov.


There are several commercial and industrial buildings from Bulgarian National Revival period (Maazi) in Sliven.

One of them was built in 1873 by brothers Minovi. Unprecedented for its timem was the fact that the marble inscription was in Bulgarian and in French, but not in Turkish.

With unusual "yoke" shape of its roof, the building is one of the most beautiful buildings of this kind in our lands.

With its name it resembles another already demolished building "Deboya" (from the French Depot - which means warehouse).

House-museum of the Old Sliven Popular Customs

House-museum of the Old Sliven Popular Customs was built by Tryavna masters for the rich Sliven craftsman Boyu. The house is open symmetrical type with a porch, typical for the late Revival period of Sliven, It has a wood-carved ceilings in the rooms and deep cellar.

The house is located at the bottom of broad cobblestone courtyard with awnings and flower garden.

The first state textile factory in Balkan Peninsula

The building of the first state textile factory in the Balkans is was built in 1843 by Dobri Zhelyazkov - the first Bulgarian industrialist. There is preserved inscription on the southern facade. The inscription has Bulgarian and Turkish versions, but the Turkish version has an error, which indirectly indicates that the builder is Bulgarian. Until the Liberation it was the largest secular building in Bulgaria. Subsequently it became one of the most sinister political prisons in Bulgaria. Today the building is under the jurisdiction of the Sliven Historical Museum. It presents the following exhibitions: "The Saved relics ", "My city in past years (1878-1940)", "The Liberation - military correspondents send ...", snd "Bulgarian unification - our holy cause".

The building of the Historical Museum

The building of the museum was built in 1895 according to the project of Kolyo Ganchev, one of the students of famous craftsman - Kolyo Ficheto. Its architecture is dominated by the western architectural influence. This is a three-storey building with a double staircase and. The building has large halls and symmetrical location of rooms. It was donated to the city by the last descendants of Ivan Zhelyazkov.

The house of Teodora Hadzhidimitrova

The house was built by the merchant Dimo Raynov around 1880, after the great fire that had devastated Sliven during the Liberation War.

Teodora Hadzhidimitrova, a famous culture activist, one of the descendants of the builder, lived for many years in this building

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House of Mirkovich family

The House of Mirkovich family is a cultural monument of the Bulgarian Revival period and is an object of national importance. The exhibition "Old Sliven" with paintings devoted to old Sliven customs by the artist Dobri Dobrev is exposed in the building.

The buildings of "educational Triangle"

The central class school was located here in the times of Ottoman Empire. According to American journalist Mac Gahan the quality of education of this school was on the same level as the best schools in England and France.

During the Liberation War the school was converted into a warehouse and was burned. In 1879 Sliven was the center of the riot against the intervention of Turkish inspector-auditor. For that reason the Governor of the city General. A. D. Stolypin "fined" Sliven citizens and ordered this fine, along with his own donations to be used for the building of a new school.

At this time there were only 2 boys' highschools in Eastern Rumelia (in Plovdiv and Sliven) byt many people wanted to study there, so in 1897 new buildings were built.

The reputation of Sliven High School was very high and its graduates who had applied in European universities were accepted without examination.



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