House-Museum of Nikola Vaptsarov
- pl Nikola Vaptsarov
- admission 3 lv
- 8am-noon & 2-5.30pm
Lonely Planet review for House-Museum of Nikola Vaptsarov
The House-Museum of Nikola Vaptsarov is where Nikola Vaptsarov (1909–42), a respected antifascist poet and activist, was born. Influenced by communist ideology while a student, his populist writings led Vaptsarov to be arrested and tortured by the wartime fascist government; he wrote his most famous poem, in fact, while awaiting execution. Period décor in the museum’s rooms, plus photographs, documents and Vaptsarov’s personal belongings are exhibited, while a short video, followed by an audio tape (English, French or German) provides background.