Landmarks

Smolyan Residential Area:

  • The Revival age houses of Meramovi, Sarievi and a couple of other
  • The overarched bridge across Cherna River built in the beginning of 18 th century
  • The second biggest church of Bulgaria, St. Visarion Smolensky is situated in the city center
  • The Planetarium is the biggest in Bulgaria
  • The Museum of the History of Mid-Rhodope mountain possesses more than 150 000 exhibits - New Centre Complex
  • The city Art Gallery accommodates thousands of masterpieces of artists and sculptors - New Centre Complex

Raikova Residential Area:

  • The Pangalova House - valuable architectural monument of culture dating back to 1860
  • Alibeev Konak - an old residential and economic activity complex
  • Memorial-Bone vault was inaugurated in honour of the inhabitants of Raikovo, who died for the Liberation.
  • St. Nedelya Church (1836) has a richly ornamented iconostasis and the Mazolevs Fountain.

Ustovo Residential Area:

  • Mednikarska Charshiya - the old coppersmith marketplace
  • The Hadjiivanovs House, which provided shelter to the headquarters of the Russian troops in the region during the Liberation War (1877-1878)
  • The Sheremetevs, ?ankovs, Hadjichonovs Houses are also within this area
  • St. Nikola Church is remarkable with its plentiful, rich wall painting and original architecture
  • The Rhodope Drama Theatre is successfully functioning





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