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Museum “Medieval Church of St. George”, Kolusha

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The church is located in the southwestern part of Kyustendil, in the district of Kolusha.

It is the oldest preserved medieval church in Kyustendil. According to its architectural features and the recently discovered medieval wall paintings, its dating can be attributed to the end of the 10th century – the beginning of the 11th century.

There is an assumption that here is the grave of the Bulgarian king Michael III Shishman, killed in the battle of Velbzhd in 1330. In the 19th century, the church was destroyed by the Turks (up to the foundations of the vaults), and in 1878-1880 it was restored.

The church has great historical, artistic and architectural value.

Work time:
April-September: Wednesday-Sunday 9.30am – 12.00pm / 12.30pm – 6.00pm
October-March: Wednesday-Sunday 9.30am – 12.00pm / 12.30pm – 5.00pm Holidays: Monday Tuesday

Entrance fees:
Entrance fees for one museum exhibition:
for individual visits: adults – 5.00 BGN.
students and pensioners – 3.00 BGN.
entrance tickets for visitors with children – 3.00 BGN.
for group visits /over 10 persons/:- adults – 4.00 BGN .
– students and pensioners – BGN 2.00
Entrance fees for all museum expositions (three and more):
– adults – BGN 12.00
– students and pensioners – BGN 5.00
Free visit day – every last Thursday of the month.

– for one museum exposition in Bulgarian – BGN 10.00
– for one museum exposition in a foreign language – BGN 20.00
– for a one-day route including the museum expositions and cultural monuments in Kyustendil – BGN 60.00
– for a one-day route in the region – BGN 100.00

Educational programs
– Specialized children’s corner – BGN 3.00 – Museum workshop for children – BGN 4.00 per activity

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