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Slaveykov School

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Built in 1863. Located as a prominent entrance to the ancient village of Varosha. Concerned about the future of their children, in the desire to provide them with the best conditions for modern knowledge, merchants proceed to erect a new school with the name of the holy Septuagints – the Bulgarian educators. The initiative was taken by local teachers Spiridon Gramadov and Yanko Devetakov. The noble work born by patriotic and forward-looking merchants, became a fact thanks to their generosity and donation.

The builders are the famous Trevna craftsmen Dimitar Sergiuv and Usta Gencho Kanev. The famous Renaissance educator Petko R. Slaveykov, who taught for a short time in the city, personally took part in the interior architectural design.

This contribution of his received the recognition of merchants, for whom the school became popular as “Slaveikovoto”. On July 27, 1863, with great celebration, the building was consecrated – on the day of the Seven Saints. Personally, Slaveykov delivered a fiery and instructive speech, and in his newspaper “Gaida”/1863/ he emphasized that “there is no other building like this in Bulgaria”.

The completed school building is one of the most remarkable monuments of public construction from the era of the Bulgarian Renaissance. According to experts, this is the building that stood at the beginning of all further revival school construction. In old and new times, merchants gratefully guard and in agreement defend the “benefits and successes” of their well-ordered school. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the paths and hopes of teachers and parents intersected here with the urge for knowledge and progress of countless generations of students.

In 1963, the old school building took on a new public mission. It has been turned into a museum. The graphic image of Slaveykov School is today the emblem of the Regional History Museum in Targovishte. Since 1971, the building has been a national cultural monument. It is the center of a museum complex formed at the beginning of the ancient Renaissance Varosh, an impressive reality and an introduction to the atmosphere of the fascinating and impressive historical fate of Targovishte.

Temporary expositions of the Regional History Museum – Targovishte are being presented at the Slaveykov School today.

Work time:
May – September
Monday-Friday: 9:00-17:30
Saturday: 9:30-16:00
Sunday: 9:30-13:00

October – April
Monday: 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Entrance fees:
Regular: BGN 4.
Reduced: BGN 3.
Talk in Bulgarian: BGN 10.
Talk in a foreign language: BGN 20.

phone/fax: 0601 / 6-52-16, 0879 183 449

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