The Song of the Wheels (Yovkov's Dobrich)

A town with long history.

Today we pay tribute to his talented feather that created a world of the good and the true in the Yordan Yovkov House-Museum and the House-Monument that also bears his name. It is in this very house, today turned into a museum, where the poet spent part of his life. It is located in the centre of Dobrich and was fully restored and conserved for the 117th anniversary of the writer’s birth. The so called “Big room” displays a restored setting from the time when Yovkov’s family lived here. In 1976 the house was declared a monument of culture.


Four years later a House-Monument was attached to it to house a permanent museum exhibition dedicated to the writer. It is Bulgaria’s only exhibition on the author. It is a display of his personal belongings, manuscripts, documents, photographs, books and even his study. The building itself bears the highest architectural prize – “Archskar.” It is among the 100 National Tourist Sites.


The House-Museum and the House-Monument are being popularized in the form of a tourist route named “Albena’s sin and Yordan Yovkov’s world.” Like other buildings in the town, the two of them have been repaired and renovated. A new breath of life and attractiveness has been given to the Museum of New and Newest History, the Ethnographic House and the Museum with the “Dobrudzha’s Archaeology” Exhibition.


Dobrich is a town with long history. That’s why there’s a lot to be seen in the Regional History Museum as well. The oldest traces of life on these lands date from the antiquity. There was a settlement on that spot in the Middle Ages, too. However, the present-day town dates from 16 century. It got its current name in 1882. It comes from the name of Bulgarian ruler Dobrotitsa. The Old Dobrich Outdoor Architectural-Ethnographic Museum is also an attractive place. It goes back to the life and architecture in Dobrich in Yovkov’s time – the end of 19 and the beginning of 20 century – presenting crafts, customs and culture typical for Dobrudzha. The authenticity of the place is further contributed by the functioning boza shop, simit shop, café and about 30 more workshops as well as with the possibility for tourists to take part in the production process.


In Dobrich almost everything is related to Yovkov in its own way. A number of institutions are named after him. One can get in touch with his precious literary works everywhere. Works which teach that “…this world is full of suffering and troubles and yet, there is something which is good and stands above all else – the love between people” (From “The Song of the Wheels”).

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