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Address: Rila, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359-0896872010-+359-07054-2208
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Description: Founded in the 10th century, this monastery was restored in the 15th and...
Founded in the 10th century, this monastery was restored in the 15th and again in the 19th century.
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Rila Monastery

Stay one night in this Monastery in the mountains, enjoy the peace and live like a monk for a day. The Monastery is in the rila mountains and from there you can take the path to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stay one night in this Monastery in the mountains, enjoy the peace and live like a monk for a day. The Monastery is in the rila mountains and from there you can take the path to the 7 lakes (8 hours at least) or hire the Rila shuttle to bring you.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful building, set in a cobbled courtyard, with plenty of frescoes, very picturesque and photogenic place, with coffee shops nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Located in a forested valley surrounded by mountains, this is a beautiful place. The Bulgarian Orthodox Rila Monastery was founded 1,000 years ago and has a large inner courtyard with very interesting frescos, brickwork, and arches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

are looking at you from the fresh fresco's on the outside wall of the church. But first thing first : Rila Monastery is not to be found in Rila Village, but in the Rila National Park. The complex is set in a stunning scenery, a big piece of art in the open air...unique in Europe, I presume. The UNESCO protection... More 

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Serres Region, Greece
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Rila Monastery is THE place to visit! It is situated in the mountains , breathtaking , the monastery inside is amazing!!! It is better to visit at about 18:00 in the afternoon when all the tourists are gone , and the atmosphere s so peacefull!!! My advise is to book a hotel near the monastery so that you can visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Rila monastery is a really interesting and beautiful place.The Rila Monastery Tour was amazing ,they know the place really well and they are really kind , specially George , He was amazing , he help us in everything that we need it . I definitely will come back.Once again this is an amazing place and i want to say thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The monastery is simply breathtaking. Never imagined to find such a beautiful church and tower inside a monastery.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Rila Monastery is a really interesting place, however it is so popular with tourists that it lost a bit of its original charm and became quite a commercial place. Nevertheless it still makes a great impression as to its importance for Bulgarian orthodox believers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been to this monastery mire times than I can remember. They keep it in good condition and newer and newer restaurants have started opening door around it. The drive to there was truly beautiful, the road is pretty good, they constantly repair it and do everything possible to keep it in good condition. It's quite easy driving to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

As soon as one enters through the front doors of Rila Monastery, one can see why it is rightly deserving of its place on UNESCO's World Heritage list, and its less-concrete reputation in Sofia of being the one thing tourists to Bulgaria should see during their stay. The site is phenomenal to gaze upon, with a unique character that is... More 

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Address: Rila, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +359-0896872010-+359-07054-2208
Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Rila

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