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Rila Monastery Day Trip from Sofia
"Rila Monastery is the most exquisite example of monastery art and architecture of Bulgaria. The Church of the Nativity of the Virgin with its miraculous icon of the Virgin and splendid gilded iconostasis the Monastery kitchen the Rila Monastery Museum keeping the long and heroic history of the monastery.Also see the beautiful wood-carved cross created for a period of twelve years by a monk called Rafael the Hrelyu's Tower and many spectacular views from the mountain and the surrounding nature are the highlights of this tour. The duration of the tour is approximately 8 hours. The tour ends behind Alexander Nevski Cathedral."""This tour will show you one of the best Bulgarian monasteries and UNESCO sight - the Rila Monastery.
From EUR78.00
 
Pirin Mountain Hiking: Seven Rila Lakes to Rila Monastery Full Day Tour from Bansko
"The Seven Rila Lakes are without a doubt one of the most notable natural attractions on the Balkan Peninsula a dream destination not to be missed. Their beauty touches the thousands of Bulgarian and international visitors who visit them.The Seven Rila Lakes located in the Dangskiya region of the northwestern Rila Mountains are glacial lakes. They are scattered at the foot of a massive cirque that includes the peaks Suhi Chal (Dry Peak) Otovishki and Haramiya.From Bansko you will be driven to Panichiste by car. Take the chair lift to the Seven Rila lakes. Ascent all the way through the famous Seven Rila Lakes to Razdela top (2600 meters). Lunch will be a picnic. Descent through some very old straight to the Rila monastery – the biggest and the oldest in Bulgaria
From EUR100.00
 
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

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At the middle of the courtyard you find a kiosk where you can buy all kinds of site-related touristic memorabilia /souvenirs for religious people; such as little iron plates of icons, crosses etc....
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Icon and Souvenir Shop

Located at the base of the Hreljo Tower ,the icon and souvenirs shop offers a great variety of authentic bulgarian art and crafts. Aside of the beautiful Orthodox Icons , you can buy here traditional...
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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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