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Landmarks in Yambol

St. Georgi Church (45, St. Georgi Str.) dates back to 1737 and it was the centre of cultural and religious life, as well as of the national struggle for liberation of the church in Yambol. A monastery school was opened in 1805 and in 1857 a class school where Dobri Chintoulov was a teacher in the period between 1857 and 1862. From 1866 onward the liturgies were carried in Bulgarian only. During the Russian-Turkish War of Liberation the church was entirely burnt down, and in 1882 restored again. There is a beautiful iconostasis there.

The Bezisten of Yambol (Osvobozhdenie Sq.) is one of the most interesting and well preserved architectural monuments in Bulgaria from the second half of 15th century. It is a covered market. In 1970-1973 it was restored and reorganised as a souvenir palace. The Town Museum of History (2, Byalo More Str., working hours: 8.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays - days off with the exception for visitors with reservations). There are more than 100 000 exhibits there. The Georgi Papazov Art Gallery (2, Tzar Samuil Str., working hours: 9.00 a.m. - 12.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays - days off with the exception of visitors with reservations). Housed in an interesting antique building it is one of the richest galleries in the country. It possesses more than 3 000 works of dozens of outstanding Bulgarian and foreign painters. Its most valuable treasure is the collection of decorative works that make the gallery rank first in Bulgaria and well known abroad. The Astronomic Observatory and Planetarium (12, Tzar Ivan Alexandar Str.).

There are two theatre halls in Yambol - Theatre of Drama (18, G.S. Rakovski Str.) and Muppet Theatre (1, Georgi Papazov Str.).

The town park (an island in the Toundzha River) and the hill of Borovets are nice places for recreation within the territory of the town.

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