Cave Church

The rock church of St. Peter and Paul, begun in the 13th century, is located in a cave on Mount Kalik. The church is the only one in the world to contain an image of Jesus Christ depicted as bald.

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Eski Mosque

The only remaining mosque in the town, the building was used as a touristic center for many years. Built in the 18th century, the mosque lost its minaret in an earthquake and was abandoned even during the Ottoman period.

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Miners' Church, Pernik

The church "St. Ivan Rilski", also called the Miners' Church, was built from 1910 to 1920, its completion having been delayed by the wars. The church was built for the workers of the Pernik mine to whom the town owes its development in the 20th century.