Konaka Museum

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The Historical Museum Vidin, sometimes shortened to Konaka museum (Bulgarian: Музей "Конака"), is located in Vidin, Bulgaria. The museum, founded in 1956, is situated in a former Ottoman konak. The nice building is among the cultural memorials of the region.

Originally the 18th-century building was used as the Home by Osman Pazvantoğlu and later as police office, and the central tower was a lighthouse. After liberation the building was reconstructed and enriched with elements from Bulgarian Renaissance architecture. In 1956, the building was used for a historical weapon show.[1]

General view


  • Archaeology (departments Prehistory, Classical Antiquity and Middle Ages) - located in Konaka
  • Ethnography - located in the Krastata Kazarma (i.e. Cross barracks)
  • Bulgarian lands in 15th-19th centuries - located in Konaka
  • Numismatics
  • Modern history
  • Recent history

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Landmarks: The history museum "Koluka"". Archived from the original on 2009-05-13. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 

Coordinates: 43°59′20″N 22°52′30″E / 43.98889°N 22.87500°E / 43.98889; 22.87500