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All reviews beautiful nature virgin mary amazing place amazing views great place to visit easy walk few kilometers eco trail steep climb monks live by foot hidden gem sandstone formations icons monastery hill mountains
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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 (or so they claimed :-)).