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Art Gallery - Bourgas

Burgas,

The Art Gallery of Bourgas ranks among one of the oldest in Bulgaria. It is located in the former Jewish synagogue, a remarkable architectural monument built in the period from 1905 to 1910 by Ricardo Toscani, an Italian architect. It was originally founded in 1945 with the joint participation of prominent public figures, artists and artistic circles. “The Picture Gallery and Museum” was ceremoniously opened in the Stock Exchange Hall of the Chamber of Commerce on April 7th,1947. At that time the inventory of the Gallery comprised 58 paintings and 6 sculptures. In the years that followed, the number of art objects increased considerably from numerous individual and joint exhibitions.

From September 1966 on, the Art Gallery was permanently set up in the building of the Jewish synagogue which had been revamped for that purpose accordingly.

Nowadays, the exhibition is set up on three floors and displays the best of its treasure stock comprising more than 2500 works of art - paintings, sculptures and fine art. The central place is allotted to the pictures of Bencho Obreshkov, Tzeno Todorov, Nikola Marinov, Zlatyu Boyadjiev, Stoyan Velev, Mara Tzoncheva, Assen Vassilev, Dechko Uzunov, Vassil Stoilov, Svetlin Roussev, etc.The exhibition hall on the second floor displays the achievements of Bourgas artists throughout this century. Here one can find the works of Gencho Mitev, Pavel Valkov, Petar Zadgorski, Georgi Baev, Kiril Simeonov and many others. The seascape of Bourgas reflected in their pictures creates a unique atmosphere and style of expression.

The Art Gallery boasts a most valuable icon collection from the Strandja Mountain, dating from the 15th century to the beginning of the 20th century. The icon collection displays the idiosyncratic nature of the spiritual life and culture in that region, which has preserved its national originality under severe historical conditions. The icons of St. Ilija (17th c.), John the Baptist (17th c.), St. George (18th c.), Bogoroditza Odigidria (17th c.) stand out among many others. The names of several iconographers have been deciphered - Zakhary Zograph, Dimitar Zograph, Todor Zograph from Hios. Today the Art Gallery of Bourgas is an important cultural centre of the city. It is a popular venue for delivering lectures, holding meetings with famous artists, recitals, chamber concerts, etc. It boasts a good number of visitors, both from the country and abroad.

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Other places of interest in/near Burgas

City,

The town of Bourgas (population: 210 260) is the second district centre on the Black Sea coast. It is situated in the farthest western part of Bourgas bay and is 390 km east of Sofia. Due to the low level of the coast there are three lagoon-lakes: Atanasovo lake, Bourgas Lake and Mandra lake. The town is situated between the sea ...
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Natural phenomenon,

Atanasovsko Lake is situated to the north of the town of Bourgas. It is a hyperhaline coastal lake. The nature around is incredible - charming greenery, fresh air, great diversity of flora and fauna. Many of the plant and animal species are under protection. This is the major reason for the establishment of a national reserve on ...
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Disco,

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Disco,

Address: BOURGAS, 15, "KHAN KROUM" Str. mobile 0898-750-151 mobile 0889-815-853 theclub@disco.bg
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Entertainment site,

The park is situated on a hill next to the coast, and is rich in flowers, trees and sculptures. Within the park there is a casino, a small zoo and an open-air theatre, which houses the annual International Folklore Festival, and where participants in the Golden Orpheus Pop-Festival perform.
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Museum,

This is one of the best Nature Centres in Bulgaria. The building is situated at the south end of Bourgas, on the main road to Sozopol and Malko Tarnovo. There is a good permanent exhibition. In case you are interested, a qualified guide could introduce you to the nature of that region. You can watch the birds around from the balcony ...
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Museum,

In 1951 the Fishing and Hunting Association in Bourgas town opens a temporary exhibit, consisting of 600 exponents: minerals, fossils, birds and mammals. In 1974 as a result of a botanical expedition to Strandja and Sakar Mountains and Black Sea coast the collection of exhibits enlarges with vertebrates. On 23.05.1985 the Museum ...
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