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LOM

The second-most important river port town in Bulgaria after Ruse is situated at the mouth of the Lorn River as it flows into the Danube.

It is the successor to the ancient Thracian settlement of Artanes, and converted by the Romans into a strong fortress called Almus, which gave the town and the river their present name. Its existence during the Middle Ages did not leave any significant historical trail. It only began to grow during the time of the Ottoman rule, but still remained a small town. It name at the time hints at this - Lorn Palanka (small town or large village). Shipping gave impetus to its growth and turned it into a port of export to Vienna. The trade led to economic prosperity and spiritual progress. One of the first Bulgarian cultural clubs (1856) and the first Bulgarian Women's Society (1858) were founded in Lorn, and one of the first theatrical plays was performed here.

LANDMARKS
• The Town Historical Museum, which is housed in the former municipal building.
• The National-Revival buildings of the former Pedagogical School and the Postoyanstvo Cultural Club.
• St. Nicholas the Old's Church (1834) of Borun.
• The monument to Tseko Voyvoda, who took part in the battles for the liberation of Serbia from the Turks, declared a "Voyvoda" by the Serbian government as a sign of gratitude and respect.
• Remains of the ancient fortress of Almus.
• Remains of Khan Asparuh's trench 4 km from Lorn.
• The Holy Trinity's Monastery (19th century) of Dobri Dol.

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