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Day Trip to Rila Monastery and Boyana Church from Sofia
"Rila Monastery is the largest the most beautiful and the most important Bulgarian monastery founded in 10th c. by the most honored Bulgarian saint Ivan Rilski (John of Rila). The oldest building is Hrelyo’s tower from 14th c. The monastery is situated among the rocky peaks and ancient pine forests of Rila Mountains.The distance between so you can perfectly combine a visit to both the monastery and the church.""""Two UNESCO World Heritage sites in one day only. Rila Monastery is the largest the most beautiful and the most important Bulgarian monastery
From EUR41.00
 
Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Day Trip from Sofia
"Meet your guide near Alexander Nevsky Square in central Sofia and settle into your air-conditioned minivan. Then relax on your roughly 2-hour journey to UNESCO-listed Rila Monastery tucked in the pine-forested Rila Mountains in southwest Bulgaria.Enjoy the views over rural Bulgaria as you travel and hear enlightening facts about the monastery. Founded in 927 AD by hermit monk Ivan Rilski or ‘John of Rila’ Bulgaria’s patron saint; this photogenic walled complex came to symbolize the Bulgarian national identity and is considered a masterpiece of Slav architecture for its arcaded balconies and splendid frescoes.On arrival enjoy a guided tour of the main courtyard and five-domed church admiring its vivid fresco-coated colonnades as you enter. Then
From EUR35.00
 
Rila Monastery and Boyana Church with Light Lunch
"Rila Monastery is the biggest and most important orthodox cloister in the country and the jewel of Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage. Recognized as a part of UNESCO world heritage sites since 1976 the monastery is an unique monument of the church architecture. Situated deep in the dense pine forests of Rila mountain it is a place of massive cultural and historical importance and acts as the keeper of the national identity trough the middle ages. The monastery museum contains some amazing examples of the best Bulgarian icon painting and woodcarving. Not far away is t the founder of the monastery originally lived. St. Ivan was a miracle-worker and is considered the most honored Bulgarian holy man with his cave considered a sacred place. Another UNESCO site part of the tour is Boyana Church
From EUR30.00

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Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery is one of the top tourist attractions in Bulgaria and is one of the symbols of the country. It is located approximately 120 kilometres south of Sofia. Rila Monastery was established in...
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