St. Ivan Rilski Church

St. Ivan Rilski church, also called the sunken church, dates from the end of the 19th century. In the 1960s, when it was learned that the village would be submerged by the construction of the Zhrebchevo dam, the inhabitants took out the icons and church utensils and took them to the church in the town of Gurkovo. The authorities of the time allegedly offered the priest serving in the church to destroy it, but he refused.

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Eski Mosque

Also known as Mosque of Hamza Bay, it has the second largest single-domed among the Ottoman mosques when built. In 1856, the mosque was badly damaged by fire and the Baroque- style ornamental mural on its interior walls probably dates to after the fire in 1859 or 1860. In 2008-2013, its building was re-restored with a grant from the European Union and turned into a Museum of Religions.

St Demetrius' Cathedral, Sliven

The present building of St Demetrius' Cathedral in Sliven was built from 1831 to 1834 on a former wooden church site. In 1966 the church was declared a cultural monument of local importance. In the spring of 1971, the National Institute of Cultural Monuments undertook the restoration and conservation of the iconostasis.