The ancient Roman villa “Armira” is the most interesting culture-historical monument in the region around Mandritsa. It is one of the earliest and exactly dated (1st century after Christ) villa complexes from the Rome epoch. It was found in 1964 during the construction of Ivaylovgrad dam and from some years is fully restored. Villa “Armira” is the richest decorated private home (palace) from those times founded ever in the territory of Bulgaria. The villa had been a center of a large land possession, property of big Thracian aristocratic family. To nowadays in the villa are kept unique compositions from mosaic and another architecture elements which make it priceless monument of the ancient building art worldwide.

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