Belchin Village is situated in a valley between the mountains Rila, Verila, Vitosha and Plana. It is
located 15 km from Samokov. The region has a thermal water – 41 degrees, with proven therapeutic
and prophylactic effects on the musculoskeletal system and skin dermatitis. The village has existed
since the period of the Second Bulgarian Empire, and some researchers refer to it even more ancient
times – founded by Latins. For long and rich history of Belchin show the remains of a large fortress
with a chapel located on the hill “St. Spas”, where a solid wall was built of hewn stone and bricks
from the Roman Empire.
The church “St. Petka”, existed since the middle of the XVII century, was built on the foundations
of a more ancient temple of XIII-XIV century. The church “St. Petka” is located on very steep place
(visible from the surrounding villages). “St. Petka” is a nave cemetery church with semi-cylindrical
vault and double-pitched roof. The building is made of stone masonry and river stones with mortar
and reinforced with wooden props.
In the museum are collected exposures of objects with different domestic themes preserved culture
and traditions of people over the centuries. It replicates a Balkan house built in the first half of the
19th century as function and image.
On the ground floor, built with the original heavy stone walls there were in the past rooms for
animals, food production and food storage, and production of the basic livelihood of the family. The
second floor has exposures related to everyday life of the family, clothing, jewelry, personal and
hunting weapons and specific documents and readings. There you can see all the items used in the
lifestyle of Revival – from pots, spindle and domestic containers to ornaments and tinsel Upper – a
festive costume of the woman of Belchin village. All clothing and rugs are made by local women. In
fact, the collection was donated by all the villagers. They donated their family museum relics to be
preserved for future generations. The roof has four levels pyramid covered with red tiles.