Bulgaria Monasteries is a website which is uniquely created to reveal the beautiful world of Bulgarian monasteries to you and give you the starting point for your journey through the land of monasteries.
You will find on our website in detail and illustrated information for over 120 monasteries in Bulgaria.
monastery details Ivanovo Rock Monastery was established in the twenties of 13th century by the monk Yakim.
During the whole period of Second Bulgarian Kingdom, the monastery had developed strong relationships with the kings of Tarnovo.
monastery details Stauropegial Troyan monastery is the third biggest monastery in Bulgaria and the third in significance as well.
It was built in 1600, but its present appearance dated back to the period 1835-1855 when the main church was erected.
The Cherepish Monastery was restored in the beginning of the 17th century by the renowned Bulgarian ecclesiastic, builder and painter Pimen Zograf of Sofia.Nowadays the monastery is not functioning and it consists of 20 small rock churches, chapels, monks' cells, hewn into the rocks of the picturesque canyon of Roussenski Lom river. Nikola" lies at the foot of the Elena Balkan on the banks of the Vesselina river.The Kapinovo Monastery was established in 1272 during the reign of the king Konstantin Assen-Tih(Quiet) (1257-1277).The legend says that the holy cloisters existence may have been closely related to the name of the hermit Ivan Rilski, who had settled in one of the caves in the Varovitets region before choosing solitude life in Rila.Nevertheless, the local people of Etropole declared the place holy and laid the foundations of the present-day monastery. Trinity monastery was one of the biggest literacy centres at Bulgarian lands in XVI and XVII century as the popular Etropole calligraphic and art school was established there. George the Victorious was established in the middle of 13th century by the Ukrainian prince Glozh who settled in the area of the present village Glozhene with the permission of the Bulgarian king Ivan Assen II.