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THE TOWN HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF KARDZHALI

The museum was established in 1965 with the purpose ot researching, preservation and making popular the cultural and historical heritage of the East Rhodopes. The museum stores more than 30000 items of archaeological excavations-objects, photos and documents, related to the region's history.

At present, the exhibition takes place in a beautiful building, which is a cultural landmark itself. Its building started in the 1922 year as a project of a Russian architect. The exhibition covers an area of 1200 square meters and is divided into three sections: "Archaeology", "Nature" and "Ethnography". There are rare and eastern plant species in the museum's yard. In the lawns,you can see many artifacts, found during excavations or field studies.

At first, the museum's ethnographical collection was kept in the Picture Gallery. The gallery is arranged in a stylish building, which used to be c Turkish konak. Today it hold: about 2000 pieces of art among which you can see canvases of Bencho Obreshkov, Ivan Murkvichka, Vladimir Dimitrov - the Master and others There is a rich icon collection from XVIII-XX century.

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