Museum of Roses Opens in Bulgaria's KazanlakSociety | June 5, 2016, Sunday // 15:07| views
Bulgaria has long been among world leaders in the production and export of rose oil, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said while opening the new Musem of Roses of Bulgaria on Sunday.
Located in the central Bulgarian town of Kazanlak, which has been famous for its roses for decades, the museum is now located in a separate building after having been hosted by another cultural institution in the town since 1967.
The Bulgarian government allocated BGN 1 M (EUR 0.5 M) to the local administration to complete the projects, Borisov added during the inauguration also attended by the ministers of tourism, agriculture, and regional development.
The museum is an example of the cooperation provided by the cabinet anywhere new projects are needdd, Focus News Agency reports Borisov as saying.
The museum's permanent exhibition tells the 300-year story of Bulgarian rose oil production, also showcasing some of the tools that were traditionally used in the process back when the industry was picking up pace.
Sunday's ceremony took place as the Festival of Roses, which began in Kazanlak in mid-May, is nearing its official closure on June 12.
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