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Rozhen, Melnik 2820, Bulgaria
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

very beautiful! exquisite and really old! stunning surroundings! the best way to reach it by foot is a walk of roughly 90 minutes from Melnik through a stunning scenery.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

While this small monastery lacks colorful murals and grand scale of Rila monastery, we found this Rozhen monastery a unique and pleasant place to visit. It has a grape vinery planted on top of the area inside the monastery. Its murals, while damaged, have a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 3, 2019

10 minutes, 6km from the city museum of Melnik by car or take an eco path walking то discover a medieval jewellery - Bulgarian orthodox monastery Birth of Virgin Mary , with amazing wood carving iconostas - real masterpiece, and old icons. The date of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

Ignore guidebooks that say the path from Melnik is difficult to find. The path has been opened up and is clear. There is a slightly steep climb at one part, but it is short and the views are lovely. After this, the path is narrow...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

The best place to show to foreign friends - beautiful nature. Melnik - the town nearby has plenty of good places for food and wine.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

Certainly Rozhen Monastery is no secret, as street signs clearly point the way. However, when visiting on a cold January afternoon, we felt like we stumbled upon a hidden gem. This peaceful retreat has plenty of beautiful frescoes to admire. I understand only a few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This place is located in the real nature, where the atmosphere could not be calmer. The landscape is beautiful and the monastery inside is nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

For people who appreciate history, religion, traditions and beautiful nature around, thats the place! You will be impressed and will leave it refreshed.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

By chance we were there on sunday. Got there early because of the sandstone formations. 3 cars there. 2h later, when we came back from the hike, place was crawling with people. Also many more on the way from the village below. Was speachless. Monastery...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Tucked in the mountains , this old monastery is a great place to visit. It has very interesting history as well as a lot of carvings and old painted walls with icons and biblical scenes ( in the church) Definitely worth visiting

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from NevaVP | Reviewed this property |
Melnik is full of them. I have personally tried Bolyarka and Pri Shestaka (but it was several years ago) and Chavkovata kashta (the beginning of March 2017) and was pleased with all of them. They all had their own wine, too... More
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