Kordopulov’s House



It is the biggest Revival building in Bulgaria. It was built in 1754 and belonged to the rich Melnik wine maker and merchant – Kordopulos. Inherited from George Tsintsarov and is therefore known as Tsintsarova house. The house was built on the site of an older building from the XV-XVI century. The house was built on the site of an older building from the XV-XVI century. It consists of: ground floor with carved into the rock wineries switched into a system of tunnels served for secret passage with an access at the top of the height; semi-floor with economic function and bow-windowed floor. The cellars are with constant temperature, ventilation and spring water. They have been the producers of the high quality Melnik wine. Unique is the host (guest) room in the southwestern part of the residential floor – with 24 windows with colored Venetian stained glass and baroque decoration of wooden cupboards, with a podium where at the dedication of the house there was a performance of specially invited Viennese actors. The ceiling combines fine carving with wooden mosaic with flower fields, decorated richly with baroque ornaments. In Melnik there were other similar large and even larger residential buildings, not existing so far, but sealed for the generations in the archival photos.

Accommodation in Melnik

Additional Information

1st April – 30th September – 09:30 – 18:30h.
1st October – 31st March – 09:30 – 16:30h.
3.00 lv.