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The Alian complex “Elmala baba”, Bivolyane village
The Alian complex “Elmala baba”, Bivolyane village The complex is one of the earliest on the territory of the Eastern Rhodopes – built in the XVII century. An inscription near the turbe (a worshipped symbolic grave) in the yard says that it is the resting place of Guner baba. He was the son of the Bektashian priest Elmala baba, after whom the complex was named. The turbe consists of six graves and an octagonal rosette on the common roof. In a separate neighboring room is the grave of Fatma – the wife of the prophet Ali and considered the patroness of children and motherhood. The biggest fair of Alians in this part of Bulgaria takes place every year in September.
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