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The Turbe of Hazar baba, Gorna krepost village
The Turbe of Hazar baba, Gorna krepost village This is an Alian tomb, where local people believe was buried Hazar baba – a saint, worshipped by Alians. It is located in the eastern end of the village on a big lawn surrounded by oak and hornbeam. Up to 1912 the grave was surrounded with rectangular wooden fence later replaced by a stone one. In 1939 seven builders from Smolyan constructed 8-wall tomb (they couldn’t manage to build the groundwork of a 7-wall one). The entrance of the tomb faces east. The roof is 8-wall covered with tiles. In 1991 was built a vestibule for the visitors’ shoes. The tomb is with unusually big sizes – length of 5.25m and width of 1.85m, covered with a plaster-coated mound. Limestone tablets are placed at both ends and one of them is with Arabic inscription. Next to the tomb is constructed a building for preparation of votive offering and visitors. The celebration honoring Hazar baba takes place on the 1st May every year.
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