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Cherepish Monastery

Cherepish Monastery

One of the favorite places of Bulgarian writer Ivan Vazov is situated on the bank of Iskur River and is surrounded by steep cliffs. This place is Cherepish Monastery Ouspenie Bogorodichno. The monastery is located 95 km away from Sofia and 11 km away from Mezdra, in the beautiful Iskur gorge. Historians believe that Cherepish Monastery was set up during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. It was destroyed... [Read more]

Chiprovtsi Monastery

Chiprovtsi Monastery

Chiprovtsi Monastery is also known as St. Ivan Rilski and is located only five km away from Chiprovtsi and 30 km away from Montana. The sanctuary has long and turbulent history. It was created in the 10th century and suffered six assaults. The sanctuary was destroyed almost entirely after the Chiprovtsi uprising in 1688. The monastery complex consists of a church, residential premises, a tower, a chapel... [Read more]

Albotinski Rock Monastery

Albotinski Rock Monastery

The natural rock cavities situated 25 km away from Vidin house Albotinski Monastery. The sanctuary is situated between the villages of Gradets and Rabovo. Albotinski Monastery is easily accessible. A small path starting in the area of Haidouk fountain will take you there. Archaeologists discovered 29 Christian graves in the area. The graves contain wall paintings and writings. The monastery complex... [Read more]

Arapovski Monastery

Arapovski Monastery

One of the few Bulgarian sanctuaries constructed in the middle of a valley instead of in the mountain is Arapovski Monastery. The sanctuary is situated eight km away from the town of Asenovgrad. You should head towards Purvomai to see the information boards directing you to the Orthodox complex. Arapovski Monastery is the only Christian complex created in Bulgaria during the Ottoman rule. It appeared... [Read more]

Sopot Convent Vuvedenie Bogorodichno

Sopot Convent Vuvedenie Bogorodichno

The central part of Sopot preserves a historic and spiritual treasure. The complex consists of Vuvedenie Bogorodichno convent and St. St. Apostles Peter and Pavel church. Both landmarks hold volumes of history connected to their development. The convent was created in the 17th century. Its church is the only part of the original complex that survived a fire in 1877. Vuvedenie Bogorodichno brags the... [Read more]