Small Minaret

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This minaret without a mosque was built in the south-eastern part of town in the late 14th century. Originally this was the neighbourhood where the wealthiest Bulgarians had their homes, but after Bulat-Timur wreaked havoc in the city in 1361, the residential houses were gone, and this part of town became the Khan’s cemetery, where people of noble birth were interred. The minaret was restored in 1972-1974. You can climb to the top after climbing the 40 stairs of the gallery, and observe the whole historical site below.