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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
 
Sofia Full-Day Tour
"The tour starts with a visit to Boyana Church a UNESCO listed site followed by a visit to the National Historical Museum. Here you will see many collections of artifacts of Balkan history. Then you will go to Pancharevo Lake for a lunch break (food at your own expense) and rest in nature.The tour will continue w the Administration of the President the National Archaeological Museum the 16th century Banya Bashi Mosque St. Nedelya (old metropolitan cathedral)
From EUR83.00

More Transportation in Naroden Park Vitosha

Lifts

To go to Aleko area you have several choices:Bus 66 from Hladilnika t Moreni Hotel, and 10 min walk to Aleko.Bus 122 to Simeonovo Cable-car station. Gondola to Aleko: 3.50 lv one way, 6lv return...
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ChristinaNest
Jul 31, 2006

4 different means

I got to try four different means of transport the day of our Vitosha hike: Taxi to Hladilnica (Refrigerator!), bus no 122 to Simeonovo, Gondola to Aleko and chair lift to Mt. Malak Rezen! All...
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Rusket
Jul 30, 2006

Lift from Aleko to Cherni Vrah

There is another lift from Aleko to Cherni Vryh if you are in a hurry or you are lazy to have the an hour and a half walk to the Cherni Vryh.This lift looks more dangerously that the cabin one but as...
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Childish
Jul 17, 2006

Cabin Lift from Simeonovo

The easiest way to get to Aleko is with the cabin lift from Simeonovo. To get there you may take the bus 122 from Hladilnika.The ticket for the cabin lift in one direction is 3.50 and in both...
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Childish
Jul 17, 2006

Cable car Simeonovo / Chairlift Dragalevtsi

there are 2 lifts taking you at the top of Vitosha - one is the gondola "Simeonovo" - it usuallyoperates from wednesday till sunday included . But you never really know , so before you go there , make...
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desert_princess
Nov 12, 2005

The starting point to Vitosha Mountain trips

Hladilnika is the most used starting point for Vitosha excursions . The other place is called Durvenitza.From Hadilnika you can catch the following busses :Number 66 takes you up to the mountain , all...
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desert_princess
Jun 14, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Naroden Park Vitosha

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Boyana Church

It's an unassuming 11th- and 13th-century building surrounded by lush vegetation, but UNESCO-listed Boyana Church evokes awe in art historians who struggle to explain how the three-dimensional facial...
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Ministry of Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture is probably not high on your list of places to visit in Budapest. Nevertheless, it is probably on your route, and is worth a second look. The building is right next to the...
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Central Sofia Market Hall

The Central Sofia Market Hall is truly work of art. It is designed by Naum Torbov and combines a neo-Renaissance style with neo-Baroque and a touch of neo-Byzantine features. The building has a...
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Banya Bashi Mosque

I believe that this remnant of the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria is the only functioning mosque in Sofia. It dates from the 15th Century and did seem to attract many worshippers. I was planning to visit,...
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Tsentrali Hali Market

Tsentrali Hali - we really liked this indoor market hall. It had some useful shops for snacks, alcohol, souvenirs. There was a pleasant bar downstairs and upstairs there was a very cheap food court...
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Rila Monastery

The Rila Monastery - we booked a car with driver to take us to Rila Monastery. We booked in the Eurolines office in the basement of Sofia Central Train Station. It cost 70 Euros. The car turned out...
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Top 5 Naroden Park Vitosha Writers

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ChristinaNest

"Vitosha Mountain"
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"Welcome to My home playground"
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Rusket

"Hike to Cerni Vrh"
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"Vitosha Mountain"
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Backpackermoose

"A high place in Bulgaria"
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