The city of Melnik is located in the southern part of Bulgaria, at the foot of the Pirin Mountains.
The name of the city was given by the Slavs. This is the smallest Bulgarian city (with a population of 200 people).
Melnik is famous because of its architecture of the Bulgarian national revival period, the popular Melnik wine which is being exported all around the worlds, as well as the Melnik pyramids (natural cave formations about 100 meter high, with sand basis and ever-changing shape; on their tops deciduous trees and grass grow).
The city is recognized as an architectural reserve.
Places to visit in Melnik:
1. Rozhen Monastery – the second biggest monastery in this district (after the Rila monastery)
2. The Melnik Pyramids
3. Cordopulova House (No.4 of the 100 National Tourist Sights)
4. Pashova House
5. „St. Nicholas Chudotvorets” Church (the name of the Saint means creator of miracles)
6. Pirin Mountain (one of the three Bulgarian national parks)
Photo by: Maya Kozareva