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 in the 19th century close to the village of Arapovo (present day Zlatovruh).
St. Nedelia church was constructed in 1859. Famous artists worked on the beautiful wall paintings inside. The church features over 150 scenes, among which the death of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius.
Arapovski Monastery has its miracle-making icon of Virgin Mary. The image has been created in a way so that the eyes follow believers regardless of their location.
Angel Voivoda’s tower is another part of the complex. The tower has three floors and was named after one of the people who made significant donations for the monastery construction.
The monastery offers accommodation in several modest rooms. Have in mind that these use a single bathroom.
To learn more about Arapovski Monastery click here.