„Ilarion Makariopolski” house – museum

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   The most interesting old house in the town of Elena is the “Ilarion Makariopolski” house – museum.
   It is a monument of culture with national importance. There was born the fighter for church independence Ilarion Makariopolski, his brother Nikola Mihaylovski – an eminent man of learning and his son – the poet satirist Stoyan Mihaylovski. In one of the rooms in 1863 was found Elena`s cultural club “Napredak”.

DSC 5727   Besides its historical importance, the house is with a high architectural worth. It is one of the rich Elena`s plank houses. It was built between 1710 and 1715 by three stages. The house was constructed from wood and stone. The house has two stores with big eaves, verandas, grated windows.
   On the ground floor are located cellars, stores, a stable and one living room. Two stairs lead to the second floor. The half of the veranda is occupied with a plank-bed. There the whole family can relax and enjoy the hot summer days.
   In the eastern part of the yard of the house is located the “Hadjihristovata fountain.Years before the fountain was on the main street against the house of writer Petko Yurdanov Todorov but due to certain regulation on the street itwas moved. It was built in 1754 by Kara Yoan from Arbanassi, Grand Uncle of Makariopolski. Was renewed in 1813 by Hadji Stoyan Mihalyov father of Makariopolski, and in 1873 by Hadji Hristo, brother of Ilarion Makariopolski embled his name on the fountain. It now bears the name Hadjichristova and is located near the monument of Makariopolski
   Иларион Макариополски
Admission tax:
„Ilarion Makariopolski” house – museum

Adults - 2lv, students and retired people -1lv, children under the age of 7years anddisabled people-for free

Working ours: Every day 
9:00 to 12.00 and 14:00 to 17.00 h.
Tel: 06151/ 53-14
Addres: град Елена, ул.
GPS: 42.92851,25.876318

Museum of the Renaissance „Ilarion Makariopolski”- Elena
Addres: Town of Elena 5070, "Doyno Gramatik" str. 2
Tel: 06151 5314
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