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Kilifarevo Monastery, Kilifarevo

Kilifarevo Monastery was founded about 1348 - 1350 under the rule of King Yoan Aleksandar. Famous St. Teodosis of Tarnovo had searched for a calm, secluded site. The monastery grew to become an important literary and spiritual centre of the Tarnovo Kingdom. The monastery was destroyed by the Ottoman invaders and was uninhabited for a… Continue reading Kilifarevo Monastery, Kilifarevo

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Preobrajenski Monastery

"The Transfiguration Monastery" Preobrajenski Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery located in the Dervent gorge of the River Yantra. It is thought that the monastery was founded in the 11th century AD. The cross-shaped church features icons and frescoes which were painted by Sahari Zograf who worked in the monastery between 1849 and 1851. Among… Continue reading Preobrajenski Monastery

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Kapinovski Monastery, Kapinovo

Saint Nikola the Miracle Worker The small Kapinovski Monastery is nestled in the forest and close to river pools and waterfalls. This monastery is a beautiful example of a Bulgarian village monastery. It was originally constructed in 1272 according to the foundation stone in the cornice above the altar. However, the monastery has been repeatedly… Continue reading Kapinovski Monastery, Kapinovo

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St. Peter and Paul Monastery, Lyaskovets

St. Peter and Paul Monastery is situated on the highest hill in the area over-looking the village of Dragizhevo. It is one of the smallest but also one of the best maintained. It perches high on the rocks of the Arbanasi plateau and this explains why, through history, it has remained largely untouched. Today it is… Continue reading St. Peter and Paul Monastery, Lyaskovets

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Kostantsaliev’s House, Arbanasi

Kostantsaliev's House is a two storey 16th century merchant house is a reflection of the Ottoman days. There are simple rooms with large seating areas full of pillows. There are some really interesting things to see, such as the locking system on the trunks, door locking mechanisms, and the security systems. The large heavy doors… Continue reading Kostantsaliev’s House, Arbanasi