"The House with the Monkey is situated near the Samovodska charshiya. It was built in 1849 by Kolyo Ficheto for the merchant Nikola Koyuv. Although it was built on a very narrow plot of land, the house had everything necessary for the merchant’s activity: storehouse premises, shops and a residential section for the family. Like all houses in Veliko Tarnovo, it is situated in two streets.
A profiled column on the house’s façade depicts a sitting monkey with a slate. This image has lent the building its exotic name.
For some time it was the home of Stoyancho Ahtar, the first antique collector in Bulgaria."
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Photo taken in g.k. Varusha - north, 5000 Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Misplaced? Suggest new location