Pernik

Pernik is a small city roughly 20 kilometers away from Sofia, just behind the Lyulin mountain. Some people consider Pernik to be a part of the Sofia metropolitan area.

Pernik’s inhabitants, however, are proud of their home city’s millennia old heritage and the glorious history.

Pernik is the home of the famous war chief Krakra who, in the year 1004, won a decisive victory over the vastly more numerous army of the Byzantine emperor Basil II.

City's central square
City's central square
Pernik's city club: Palace of Culture
Pernik's city club: Palace of Culture
Struma river
Struma river
Outskirts of the city
Outskirts of the city
Outskirts of the city
Outskirts of the city
The view from the ramparts
The view from the ramparts
Vitosha mountain
Vitosha mountain
Pernik view
The Pernik fortress
The Pernik fortress
In the fortress
In the fortress

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