Situated in the extreme south of the Rhodope, this magnificent building, the only one of its kind remaining in today's Bulgaria, is a gem of an amalgamation between mainstream Ottoman architecture and local building traditions.
Originally constructed in the early 19th century to house a rich Bulgarian Muslim family and its retinue, the building changed hands several times before the Communist requisitioned it. Famously, it was used for a location shoot of a controversial 1988 movie, which TV viewers recently voted as the "picture of the century." The building is now back in private hands, but has been turned into a museum.
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