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Seven most picturesque Bulgarian monasteries that are worth to visit.
According to Scripture seven is the perfect number, which manages time and space. Seven days of the week as the Sabbath is destined for the rest of the Lord. So in the weeks after the festive euphoria when it is better to turn to look at yourself and seek that spiritual thread that you rise above the material, I recommend you undertake pilgrimage tour to 7 of our most beautiful monasteries.
1. Klisura monastery “St. Petka” in Bankya. This is the closest to Sofia and perhaps one of our most interesting repaired monasteries. Streaked with a flourish inside and out with bright images of saints and inviting reflection biblical quotations, the monastery looks like a candy figurine from the window of a pastry shop and is calling distance to walk out the door to her. It turns out that this is one of the oldest monasteries in the region, founded in XIII century. when here passed the relics of St. Petka Bulgarian. Imperishable her body lit up where erected a small monastery.
2. “Sv. Dimitar Besarbovski” The only active rock monastery in Bulgaria was founded in the XIII century. Along the river Rousse Lom. Steep stairs twist up the cliff and lead to carved in stone church. In the rock are differentiated and monks’ cells, decorated outside with modern paintings. From touched by God place a fantastic panorama unfolded as the palm valley and the sky is at hand.
3. Gornovodenskiyat monastery “St. St. Kirik and Julita” Located near Asenovgrad and little known destination for pilgrim tours for many years was used as a … restaurant and nightclub. Recently, however, the Plovdiv eparchy winning work, regaining the right to manage it. Repairs ahead of unique paintings of XIX century. Otherwise, the monastery was founded in the Middle Ages. He was burnt down, rebuilt, converted into a concentration camp and at some stage in the madhouse – learn from Father Emil, who shows us scratched the patients murals.
4. The Samokov Monastery “Pokrov” The monastery is a stone’s throw away from the crowded holiday Borovets. In founded in 1772 Convent however reigns peace and rest at any time. Note the iconostasis gilded carvings and murals. Thes icons of the Virgin Mary depicted with wings in complete variance with the tenets of orthodoxy. Sister Pelagia will explain why and tell you about the past of the convent before they are invited to spend the night in a brand new cells.
5. Kapinovo monastery “St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker” of the XIII century. The monastery, nestled in the folds of the Elena Balkan, a small architectural jewel. During the Ottoman rule here they have found shelter Vasil Levski, Angel and other revolutionaries. Nowadays the monastery develop profitable tourism, advertising everywhere bids on holiday in his luxury hotel. And adjacent tourist complex with restaurants, camping and outdoor swimming pool makes a welcome to retire pilgrim irresistible worldly temptations.
6. Etropole Monastery “Holy Trinity” was founded in 1158 but experienced its rise in the XVI century. When there flourished one of our most significant literary schools, famous in the Orthodox world with rich decoration of books and their specific penmanship. Today the monastery is a nice spot for relaxation, the nearby waterfall Varovitets is a great occasion to poraztapchesh among the ancient forests of the Etropole Balkan.
7. German monastery “Sv. Ivan Rilski” you know him from a distance by three slender redwoods planted personally by King Ferdinand and his son Boris, who loved to stayed here to hunt in the surroundings. It was founded in the X century and was destroyed three times by the Ottoman Empire. Today’s appearance of the monastery from 1885 is interesting that is subject to the Zograf Monastery on Mount Athos, so sometimes there are weaned and Mount Athos monks.