Monasteries and churches

Monasteries and churches in Bulgaria

Rila Monastery
Rila Monastery was established in the 10 c. by the Bulgarian monk St. Ivan Rilski, whose relics are exhibited in the main church. Built high in the mountain, it...
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Rozhen monastery
Rozhen monastery is the biggest of its kind in the Pirin region and one of the several medieval Bulgarian monasteries that have been preserved relatively intact...
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Troyan monastery
The Troyan monastery “The Assumption of the Virgin Mary” is situated some 10 km from the town of Troyan in the northern parts of the Troyan Balkan. It is the th...
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Aladzha monastery
The Aladzha monastery is about 4 km long, and lies in the magnificent natural scenery on the Franga plateau slopes. Aladzha means “multi-coloured” in Turkish, a...
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The churches carved in the rocks near Ivanovo village
The Ivanovski Tsarkvi complex is a monument of world importance, entered in the Register of the World Cultural Heritage since 1979. It consist of medieval churc...
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Dryanovo Monastery
The ecclesiastical establishment was founded in the time of Tsar Kaloyan. While moving the relics of St. Mihail Voin from Potuka to the town of Tarnovo (1197-12...
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The “Sedemte Prestola (Seven Thrones)” monastery
The monastery in Ossenovlag with the official name “Holy Virgin”, also known as Sedemte Prestola, was built in the beautiful valley of the smal River Gabrovnits...
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Monument-temple – town of Shipka
Rising majestically by the town of Shipka in the southern foot of Stara Planina, it is one of the most cherished sanctuaries for the Bulgarian people. It is a g...
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Bachkovo monastery
Bachkovo monastery was set up in 1083 by the Georgian brothers Grigoriy and Abasiy Bakuriani, who were commanders of Byzantine Emperor Alexiy I Komnin’s army. T...
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Glozhene Monastery
The “St. George the Victorious” monastery in Glozhene is situated in the northern part of Stara Planina near the village of Malak Izvor, not far from the town o...
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The Church Museum at the Holy Synod
The museum represents the Bulgarian Orthodox spiritual culture and art. It exhibits a number of manuscripts and incunabular books, valuable icons and prints, ch...
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Klisura Monastery
It is situated in the western part of Stara Planina close to the resort town of Varshets. It dates as far back as the Second Bulgarian Kingdom in 1240. In 1862 ...
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