Underground Mining Museum, Pernik, Bulgaria

The town of Pernik is also known as the Town of Black Gold. The development of Pernik is closely related to mining. In1891 the Mining Law was adopted and the first mine of the Pernik State Mine in the locality of Kulata was established. The first mine buildings were constructed around it. Gradually the center of the locality was moved from the residential section of Varosha around the new mining settlement. In 1986 in Pernik was established the Museum of Mining. The idea of its establishing occured after miners from Pernik visited the Museum of rock-salt extraction in the town of Velichka, Poland, and the St. Petersburg Museum of Mining.Visit Bulgaria. Bulgaria Epic Route © Monika Newbound

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