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The Bachkovo monastery is one of most important monasteries of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. It is a real place of cult and religion that is very respected by the believers. The monastery is also a National monument of culture, reach of history...more
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10km south of Asenovgrad | on the main road between Assenovgrad and Smolyan, Bachkovo 4251, Bulgaria
+359 87 718 1814
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Eastern Orthodox Monastery is a mixture of Byzantine, Georgian and Bulgarian culture and it is a popular tourist or pilgrims destinations for the Bulgarians. The painted rooms were exquisite. Unfortunately we could not photograph the old dining hall. The long stone table were unique...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

The monasteryery church has amaizing frescoes. The monastery museum is a must. There is a begginer tourist path starting from the monastery. The "Red wall" reserve is cose as well - about 2 and a half hour tourist path. Try Djamura" restaurant - and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tanghra
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

I have lived close by for almost a year, and just now visited for the first time! I enjoyed the fall colors, seeing the Bulgarian pottery for sale, and the monastery itself. It was really cool to see all the paintings inside of the monastery.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tnfootball10
Reviewed October 12, 2018

The thing I liked the most about this monastery was the fact, that it is still used by locals to come and pray to God. As a matter of fact, I felt like there are 5-10 tourists in the whole crowd of 200 people which...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank davidaX9037TC
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is worth an easy trip from Plovdiv. Quite spectacular in terms of history but it doesn't take long to see it all but the scenery around it is beautiful. The museum was closed as is the Ossuary (but you can walk up the hill...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Diane_Ldn
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Monastry on a Friday at about 12pm. We parked the car in the car park at the bottom of the stalls street. We walked up to the Monastry and bought a few merchandise and souvenirs along the way. The vendors were lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bernard M
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been 3-4 times now, both in summer and winter and I love this spot. The routine is simple: lunch at the waterfall restaurant (my favorite restaurant experience here in Bulgaria, but not open in winter) then the short walk up to the monastery for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

You just feel history, religion, and tradition embracing you all at thr same time. Was told that it was a sacred place where people line up for healing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We're really glad we came to this monastery just a few kilometers south of Assen's Fort. We parked at the bottom of the hill and walked up, but you could drive all the way to the top and park for free. Regardless, different parts were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed June 18, 2018

beautifull and peacefull not allowed to speak aloud , but a lot of painting to see the site is in the middle of the forest If you like to take pictures its the place i did not notice if there is a restaurant on place...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from Sorin D | Reviewed this property |
I was with a bus from a travel agency.
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Independent day trip to Plovdiv & Bachkovo Monastery? (3 Replies)
Could I do an independent day trip to Plovdiv &amp; Bachkovo Monastery? Or is it more practical to book a tour? If so any recommendations?
April 21, 2012|
Response fromstefburgas|
You can diy it by grabbing the bus down, the bus station in Plovidv is fairly close to the centre so its easy enough to move about.
Guesthouse near Bachkovo Monastery . (0 Replies)
Searching around Bachkovo i found the name of a guesthouse/hotel ' Pri Margarita and Ivan ' . Can anyone who has been there or who knows this place , give me details or tell me their website ? Details about costs of taxi or bus-connection from Plovdiv are welcome as well . Thanks !
February 22, 2012|
Perth, Australia
Bachkovo Monastery from Plovdiv (2 Replies)
Hi. Our family (3 boys) will soon be arriving in Plovdiv for 3 days. We shall be staying in a house rather than a hotel, therefore I would love some advice on how to best travel to Bachkovo Monastery for a day ( or even if this is a good way to spend our time in Plovdiv). Since we won't have hotel staff to ask, or a car, any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks!
August 21, 2014|
Response fromLalla283|
Thank you for your help Tsvetana! It is appreciated. :)