Rila Monastery (Bulgaria) Reviews
Description:Historic 11th-century Eastern Orthodox monastery located in the Rila Mountains in south-west Bulgaria.
Newest Review: ... renowned artisans of the time making it into one of the most beautiful monasteries in Bulgaria. The area where the monastery ... more
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by - written on 09/02/12, updated on 09/02/12 (Very useful, 63 readings)
Rila Monastery or Rilski Manastir has to be one of Bulgaria's most photographed attractions and probably the most visited. This monastery, founded by a hermit, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers visitors to Bulgaria some fine, extravagant pieces of religious art, exquisite traditional architecture and one hell of a natural setting. Where is it and how do I get there? It's 68 miles south of Sofia and 17 miles east of the village, Rila. You have to catch a bus to the village from either Blagoevgrad or Sofia. We caught the bus from Sofia's Ovcha Kupel station. Once you reach the village of Rila there are connections to take you to the ... Read the complete review
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