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Published on 2014-10-03
Bansko's modern, pedestrianized zone is centred around pl. Nikola Vaptsarov, named after the revolutionary poet. On the corner of the square, near a postwar statue of Vaptsarov in a declamatory pose, is the house where he was born, now the Nikola Vaptsarov Museum which recreates his childhood home and expounds on his life and poetry (in Bulgarian only).
It is a historical monument of national significance. Nikola Vaptsarov, born in 1909, a poet anti fasist whose remarkable works place him among the famous poets of nowadays and past centuries. His poems have been translated into 50 languages. Vaptsarov was the only Bulgarian awarded with the International Award for Peace posthumously in 1952. His documentary exposition is included hole where the native environment, where the poet grew up, is presented in Bansko of course.