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Burgas


Descriptions of buildings    EN

Author: ROUSSEV IVAN

The cathedral church of Burgas was called “St. Kiril and St. Methodius”. This is the most remarkable architectural monument of Burgas, built during the period from 1878 to 1912. The construction of the new building of the church begun in 1897 and finished in 1907[1].

One of the most representative private buildings in Burgas in the 19th century was the house of Dimitar Brakalov (today Ethnographic Museum). It was built in 1873. It’s a big beautiful house with a garden and a large yard, with a bathroom in a separate building with connection[2].

One of the sights of old Burgas was the house of Yovi Vodenitcharov (1850-1915). It was built in 1893 by Ricardo Toscani[3].

One of the sights of old Burgas was the Garden of Bonnal. It was built by Joseph Bonnal – a trader, a clerk in the headlights company of Michel Pasha, and a consul in the town during the second half of the 19th century. The construction of the Garden was probably finished in 1855 because the garden was marked in a city plan from this year. In the Garden there were a lot of fruit and exotic plants, an aquarium, a zoo, and a statue of Venus, which was supposedly made out of the nose of ship. The plan of the Garden has been made according to the latest European trends of the time, but it also bore the impact of local conditions and resources. Archaeological findngs from the region were preserved and displayed. For example, one of these monuments was a Decree of Apolonia (presently named Sozopol) carved on a marble slab dating from the end of the 2nd and the beginning of 1st century BC. The plate was discovered in 1839, and then was brought to the island “St. Anastasia”, and from there to the Garden of Bonnal. Today it’s part of the collection of the Louvre museum in Paris. At the end of the 19th century the Garden no longer existed, and his area was given to contsrtuction[4].

 


[1] Карайотов, И., Ст. Райчевски, М. Иванов. История на Бургас. От древността до средата на XX в. Бургас, 2011, с. 207–208.

[2] Карайотов, И., Ст. Райчевски, М. Иванов. История на Бургас. От древността до средата на XX в. Бургас, 2011, с. 160.

[3] Карайотов, И., Ст. Райчевски, М. Иванов. История на Бургас. От древността до средата на XX в. Бургас, 2011, с. 176.

[4] Карайотов, И., Ст. Райчевски, М. Иванов. История на Бургас. От древността до средата на XX в. Бургас, 2011, с. 167, 173–174; Mihailov, Georgius. Inscriptiones Graecae in Bulgaria repertae, Vol. I – Inscriptiones orae Ponti Euxini, Serdicae. 1970.


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