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Kotel was an important economic and cultural centre in Bulgaria during the Renaissance. It is located in a picturesque hollow in the eastern parts of the Stara Planina Mountains. The town was founded in the 14th century by inhabitants of a nearby fortresses, demolished by the Ottoman Turks. It was named after the largest spring in the vicinity. During the 17th and 18th centuries Kotel became a rich craft centre.

Today, the town is a famous resort with a many old-style houses, dating back to the Renaissance. Here you can visit the ethnographic museum, the Georgi S. Rakovski’s mausoleum and the museum of the distinguished local figures, who lived at the time of the Bulgarian national revival.

It is situated 72 km north-east of Sliven.


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