St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery

St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery

St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery
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Colleen
Belfast, UK335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A stop at this monastery was included in a day trip I booked from Bucharest to northern Bulgaria. The stop at the monastery was brief, but it was beautiful to see!

They even had some lovely items being sold at relatively inexpensive prices. I am thrilled with the cross bracelet I purchased as well as the hankie I bought for someone as a gift.

This place was truly beautiful and wholesome.
Written April 17, 2024
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Lili Lalu
Bucharest, Romania23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
It is an unusual place for the monastery is set in the rock. It’s quite popular, not too far from Ruse. I should say it’s a must see !
Written August 27, 2023
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mrc282
World8,477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
free entry despite the sign. it could be because i visit off season. steps to cave church not difficult. worth a 10 min stop, after that, continue driving to visit Ivanovo Monastery
Written June 9, 2023
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Chris_JNP
Bognor Regis280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Wonderful place, well worth a visit. Built in to the cliffs with lovely murals. This is a must see quite moving. Lovely church
Written May 11, 2023
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,904 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Visited Basarbovski Rock Monestary in Basarbovo. Church in small caves in the side of a hill with many steps to climb. Building a new church at ground level but not done yet. Tribute to Saint Dimitar Basarbovski from 12th century.
Written October 23, 2022
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
If you are around Ruse and you have a couple of hours to kill, this place is a must-visit! It is located in the valley of the Rusenski Lom river, just 10 km from Ruse, and it is the only still functioning rock monastery - although there is a recently built church in the yard.
The most famous inhabitant of the monastery was St Dimitrii Basarbovski, born in the end of the 17th century in the nearby village of Basarbovo, who spent all his life in the monastery. His relics were transferred to Bucharest during the Russian-Turkish War of 1768/74. There is a well in the yard of the monastery, dug by St Dimitrii, and its water is believed to be healing.
After some years of decline, a monk named Chrysanthemum, Hrisant in Bulgarian, came in 1937 and started to revive the monastery.
You need to be careful when going up to the small chapels in the rocks as, although there are hand-railings, the stone steps are steep and might be slippery sometimes.
As it is a religious site, just be mindful to dress accordingly and restrain from making noise and disturbing the monks.
Written June 14, 2021
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Tom M.
Orange County, CA204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
When I got out of the tour van I was amazed at the beauty of this monastery built into the side of the mountain. It's absolutely incredible! There are quite a few steps to navigate alongside the mountain to visit the different rooms. You get to see how the Monk's lived. There is also a new monastery at the bottom where I was lucky enough to meet the resident Monk and receive a blessing. A gorgeous and incredible monastery in Bulgaria. A must see!
Written March 20, 2020
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Doru Oprea
Bucharest, Romania44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
It is an old rock monastery from 13 Century, very well preserved. The visit will take you half an hour, the entrance fee is 4 leva or 2 eur.
Written January 11, 2020
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Randy P
Memphis, TN285 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We visited this site as part of a day trip from Bucharest. Even though it is very old (12th century), it is still a working monastery. Cool architecture built right into the mountainside. While not large, it was bigger than I was expecting. There is also a new monastery within walking distance which is worth a look too.
Written December 11, 2019
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Paul O
66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Travelling from Romania to Bulgaria on a one day trip was a well spent interesting journey to St. Dimitrie monastery perched on a cliff of a mountain. It's a very peaceful place and to learn about the Orthodox Christian monastic way of life. Christian paintings and the ritualistic practices such as observance of holiness in the holy of the holiest in the sacred sanctuary remind one of the old Testament practices during the time of Moses. I must say it's a good day spent and a lovely ride into another country from Romania.
Written October 19, 2019
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