Zemen

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ZemenThe city of Zemen is located in the Southern part of Bulgaria, along the river valley of the Struma river.

It is 31 km from the town of Kyustendil and about 50 km from Sofia.

The village is situated in a valley with the same name: Zemen. The city has been founded many centuries ago at the place of the former Zemlangrad fortress. Zemen statues

During the Middle Ages this region was flourishing.

After the Ottoman conquest the city is destroyed

After the Liberation from Ottoman domination the village is called Belovo. In 1925 it is renamed Zemen after the Zemlangrad fortress, and in 1974 it is declared a city. Nowadays this is a small and attractive city with all public services.

Places to visit in Zemen:

1. Zemen Gorge
2. Skakavitsa Waterfall
3. Zemenski Monastery
4. Klinka Square
5. St. Nicholas cave monastery

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