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Bachkovo Monastery

Address: 10km south of Asenovgrad | on the main road between Assenovgrad and Smolyan, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Plovdiv
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Lisbon, Portugal
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Being the second biggest monastery in Bulgaria I was expecting something a bit bigger, But still it's very well preserved and definetly worth the trip.

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Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The location and the atmosphere at Bachkovo Monastery is unbelievable. I always enjoy coming here. There is a path behind the monastery that leads even more mysterious places...

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Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visit one of the most popular places near Plovdiv. It will charm you with the amazing nature surrounding the Monastery. For those who would like to try typical Bulgarian food a great restaurant is always open and home made jams, honey etc are easy to find.

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London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

... very interesting place to visit. i can imagine the serenity of the place when it's not busy with tourists and pilgrims. if only i got more time to venture and explore the area, i would have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the beauty of the monastery in its natural surroundings.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Interesting place steeped in history. Beautiful monastery, slight incline/hill walk up from the car park. Small market/stalls selling traditional crafts etc. worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It is a really beautiful monastery to visit. In addition it is in the mountains and you should take your time to do the whole walk after the main building up to the top of hill. Luckily there are also some good things you could buy down before getting into the monastery and/ nice place to have a nice lunch... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you want to park off the road, you must pay a fee. 50+ vendors line the streets leading to the monastery. Not much to see.

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Palermo, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fascinating atmosphere. You cannot take a picture but You will never forget what You see. The holy bible is icon Painted on the walls with gold colors.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I love this place! Yes, there are restaurants and vendors vying for your money but hey, it's not Lourdes or other heavily frequented and touristy religious sites. I was there on a Wednesday and I felt like I had the place relatively to myself. I hiked up the nature trail adjacent to the series of chapels along the path after... More 

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Zakynthos, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

enjoyed the road from Plovdiv very much, the scenery and the road the monastery is nice unique best on a sunny day

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