Dryanovo Monastery is a functioning Bulgarian Orthodox monastery situated in the Andaka River Valley, in Bulgarka Nature Park. It was founded in the 12th century, during the Second Bulgarian Empire and is called Archangel Michael. The Ottomans burned the monstery down twice. Luckily local craftsman restored to its current situation in 1845.
Drayanovo Monastery’s History
It was the site of one of the bloodiest battles in Bulgarian History. This was the period when Bulgaria was fighting to become free from Turkish rule. Famous figures such as Vasil Levski (who the campsite road is named after) fought here. The cannon-ball holes in the monastery walls are legacies of this battle.
Dryanovo Monastery is located near to Dryanovo town which main route south. It will be easy to combine this with a visit to Bojentsi Village, Etar Ethnographic Museum, Shipka Pass or Buzludzha. See our 7 Day Trips for ideas of how to combine visits to make the most of your time with us.
If you like monasteries Kilifarevo Monastery is a great place to visit too.