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Icon Exhibition Bansko

The old Hilendarski, and later Rila convent in 1986 is governed Permanent exhibition of iconic models of the Bansko school of icon painting - one of the most striking manifestations of the Bulgarian culture in the 18 to 19 century. On display are original icons painted by its representatives. Main attention is paid to the works of the founder of the school - Thomas Vishanov - Molera, his son Demetrius, his grandson Simeon Molerovi other icon of Bansko.

Permanent Icon Exhibition is one of the most interesting tourist sites in Bansko. Located in the old part of town, near the church "St. Trinity" and monuments of Plovdiv. The exhibition is housed in the oldest building in Bansko, built in 1749 one-story building has been preserved in its original form. The building is a monument of culture. In the past the house has the functions of female convent initially to Hilandar, and later to the Rila Monastery.

In this building in 1986 covered "Permanent exhibition of iconic models of the Bansko School of Painting" - one of the most striking manifestations of the Bulgarian culture in the XVIII-XIX century, it is located in six rooms. The founder of the Bansko School of Art is Vishanov-Molera Thomas (born about 1750, is not known when he died). According to family tradition of his family Vishanov studied painting in Vienna and after his return was called by the name Moller - the German word for artist (Maler). School created it develops in the field of monumental painting and icon.

Bansko icon exhibition displays original icons of representatives of the Bansko School of Painting. Main attention is paid to the works of the founder of the school Vishanov Thomas, his son Demetrius, his grandson Simeon and other icon of Bansko.

You can see the original icons and photocopies of original paintings, some from the Rila Monastery.

 
Monday - Friday:
9:00 to 13:00 am and 14.00 - 17.30

Weekends: Saturday and Sunday.

Entrance fees:
Adults: 3.00 lev,
students: 1.00 lev

Talks: Bulgarian - 5.00 lev,
English - 10.00 lev

Free day: Monday.

Permanent Icon Exhibition "Bansko Art School"

Bansko,3, "Jane Sandanski" Str.
Phone (+359) 749 88 273
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