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House-Museum “Peyo Yavorov”, Sofia

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History and teachings
The museum consists of Domestic exposition and separate exhibition hall.

– The domestic exposure includes 3 rooms (guests room, living room and “Peyova room”), which are arranged in the same way as they seemed in the beginning of the XX-th century. In “Peyovata room” is shown the work table of the poet, where he was created his first poems.

– The exhibition hall was established in 1973. Here are displayed photos and original belongings of Yavorov, which traced some highlights from the life and work of the poet – the old Chirpan, school years in Plovdiv, his work in a telegraph office, the period as a young poet in Sofia and his participation in the cultural circle “Misal” (“Thought”), Yavorov and IMRO, Mina Todorova , Laura Karavelova, his early death. There are exhibited personal and family belongings, parts of his personal library, print-editions of the poet, documents, portraits and paintings. Very valuable acquisition of the museum is donated in 2001 sculpture “Mother of Macedonia” by Prof. Ivan Lazarov.

Cross-cultural dimensions
In 1973 an exhibition hall was built next to the house where the essential moments of Yavorov’s life and work are chronologically exposed – old town of Chirpan, school days in Plovdiv, telegrapher wanderings, the young poet in Sofia and his participation in the cultural society “Misal”, Yavorov and IMRO, Mina Todorova, Lora Karavelova, early death.; Museum is a host of the annual Chirpan traditional cultural fete. Each and every year Chirpan bows before the poet’s talent and celebrates Yavorov January day fete of literature and art in the name of the great poet. There is a National Prize for Literature that is awarded every five years for lifetime achievements in poetry. The prize is given to authors who created exceptional works representing a significant contribution to the cultural treasury of the country.

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recommended for all; unique; requires prior knowledge on the author; accessible;

Location, public transportationcentral and public transportation available

Accessibility (for disabled) , preparedness of the staffnot accessible for wheelchairs

Infrastructure, staff, safety measures, languages limited staff, tour avaialable in Bulgarian and English

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What Will You Learn?

  • knowledge of culture, lifestyle and literature and the importance of this Bulgarian writer, possibility for readings and participation in literature festival, writing and reading skills

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