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INTERESTING FACTS

Do you know…
…The Monument of Virgin Mary is registered in Guinness World Records not in whole hight – the part of oreol over the head of virgin Mary statue (1.80 m.) it’s not accepted by Guinness.

Do you know…
…iconostasis of Uzundzhovo church is the only one in Bulgaria (and in the world), which has Glagolitic inscriptions.

Do you know…
…The monument of Captain Petko Voyvoda in Haskovo is the largest sculpture of the Petko Voevoda in the world.
“But why in the world?” – you will ask.
“Because there are his monuments not only everywhere in today’s Bulgaria, but also in Esimi (Greece), Kiev (Ukraine), Chicago (USA) and Rome (Italy)” – we will answer.

Do you know…
… the nearly $3 million donation that Japan makes for builing the museum center “Thracian art in the Eastern Rhodopes” near the Alexandrovo tomb is the largest donation ever made by Japan for Bulgaria.

Do you know…
… Uzundzhovo church is the biggest village church in Bulgaria.

Do you know…
… the iconostasis of Uzundzhovo church is one of the three largest wooden iconostases in Bulgaria.

Do you know…
“♫…along the river poplars are lining up, are lining up …♫” – yes, this is the song “Meeting (Sreshta)” by Sturcite. But you probably don’t know, that all this /the script of the song/ is happening near the Haskovo river. The wonderful pieces of poetry are writen by Haskovo poet Simeon Stoyanov (1937-2002) and are dedicated to a beautiful teacher from the city.

Do you know…
… that Haskovo is famous with the hundreds of poplars along the river. Their exact number is 865.And the river is Haskovo River and passes along whole city.

Do you know…
…”The King of the Upper Fa” Asparuh Leshnikov – Ari was born in Haskovo.

Do you know…
… the contribution of Dr. Georgi Kitov (1943-2008) to world archeology is huge and undeniable and Haskovo is the only city that builds a memorial (a bas-relief to the tomb Alexandrovо) and also called a street in his name.This a modest gesture of gratitude and honor.

Do you know…
… 135 steps lead to the top of the Bell Tower in Haskovo.

Do you know…
…Lyceum in Alexandrovo village, Haskovo municipality is named after Dr. Georgi Kitov – inventor of the Alexandrovo tomb.

Do you know…
… the mold of the statue of the Most Holy Mother of God in Haskovo is located in the Himmash factory.

Do you know…
… the bell of the restored old clock tower in Haskovo is made of the Whitechapel foundry which have produced the Big Ben bell, the bell of liberty in Philadelphia, the 2012 London Olympics bells and the bells for anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II… The foundry “Whitechapel “(founded in 1570) was recorded in The Guinness Book of Records” as the oldest foundry in the United Kingdom.

Do you know…
… the world-famous violinist born in Haskovo prof. Nedyalka Simeonova is the first Bulgarian woman,who has a concert at Carnegie Hall.

Do you know…
… one of the intersection street of the famous Vitosha Boulevard in Sofia is called “Uzundzhovska Street”.

Do you know…
… The Uzundzhovo church is unique with indescribable acoustics, due to the shape of the vault, wich is like bell, and to the distribution of the windows in the building. It is entirely stone, monolithic blocks build walls with a thickness of about a meter and a half. Only two more churches in Bulgaria have this type of construction.

Do you know…
…… in Haskovo there is a sculpture of Vezhdi Rashidov. The work is called “Noise” and it’s located at the crossroad of Rakovski boulevard and Saedinenie boulevard.