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Story of winemaking in Bulgaria

The Kordopulov house in Melnik was built in 1754. It is the largest Renaissance house on the Balkan... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Ivan A
Sofia, Bulgaria
the grand house of a wine merchant

In beautiful Melnik, located in a narrow valley between impressive sandstone cliffs, the... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
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“small town”(3 reviews)
“hiding place”(2 reviews)
Melnik, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I dont like this place, too noise, warm place, not comfortable . But view is wonderful, you can view all mountain from this place

Thank Sanjar B
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The Kordopulov house in Melnik was built in 1754. It is the largest Renaissance house on the Balkan Peninsula, which is preserved till nowadays. It was built specifically for the production, storage and trade of wine and belonged to the rich Greek family of merchants...More

Thank Ivan A
Reviewed 22 June 2018

In beautiful Melnik, located in a narrow valley between impressive sandstone cliffs, the traditional architecture of the 18th and 19th century has been well preserved. Now it is a village of about 200 inhabitants, but then it was a small, ethnically mixed town (as was...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Kordopulovata kashta is the biggest house of the Bulgarian Renaissance and was the home of a wealthy merchant who was trading in wine with many European countries of that time. Very interesting is the fact that the merchant himself owned very little vineyards. He used...More

1  Thank Nik R
Reviewed 26 September 2017

A big part of Melnik and bulgarian history. Not so may to see but it's interesting. The cellar makes an impression.

Thank Marcin K
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Big house of a rich merchant. Nicely decorated and furnished with a few oddities like wine cellar dug out of the groups and to finish tour a taste of local wines

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Must visit :) The price of entry is 3lv. House is big and beautiful. There is also a large cellar. You can taste and buy wine.

Thank desito1984
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We walked up to the House from the lower end of Melnik. It is a steep and rough road, so quite a hike, but well worth it when you get to the top. There are lovely views along the way and the house has been...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Beautifully restored home of a wealthy merchant. I was practically alone. At the end, when you get to the cellar, you can taste their wines. The wine cellar is absolutely fascinating, with tunnels carved deep into the mountain.

Thank Sanny07
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This house, located in Melnik (which is said to be the smallest city of Bulgaria), used to belong to a greek wine merchant named Manolis Kordopoulos. He was having strong relations with Yan Sandanski, the liberator of the Sandanski area, and sometimes hidd him in...More

Thank Andrew G
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