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Ivanovo 7088, Bulgaria
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There is a lovely walk up to the cave monastery with beautiful scenery around. The small cave has two sections : a church and a chapel. The painted walls and ceilings are really impressive, they date from the 1300s and the colours are so vibrant still. The paintings tell stories
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The journey to the church is difficult in parts and in some ways more difficult coming down but it is worth it. You need good footwear and a dry day. Some great views from the top. Use the toilet facilities at the start before setting off.
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We visited here from Ruse. The walk up to the church is up a long slope where you get lovely panoramic views over the valley (buzzards visit but we didn’t see any), not an arduous walk. The church is filled with faded but impressive frescoes and the ticket seller at the top was
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We were driven here from our ship. It was advertised as a hike but though the path up to the church we saw was steep and uneven it wasn’t too far. There were mosquitos so repellant is a good idea. The icons painted on the wall were faded but impressive.
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You can either access the church by steps or a fairly long walk up a slope. Good views across the valley by this route. As for the church have seen better elsewhere in the world but worth a look.
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