Having survived the times with the self-confidence of the most zealous guards of the Bulgarian culture and language, the Bulgarian monasteries still fascinate the present-day visitor with the pure and harmonious line of the buildings’ exquisite colonnades, arches and vaults, spacious rooms richly decorated with murals and fretwork. There are nearly 120 monasteries on the territory of Bulgaria nestled in the most private parts of the mountains, surrounded with virgin nature. The story of each monastery is quite intriguing and full of heroic moments.

Rila monastery

Bachkovo monastery

Troyan monastery

Dryanovo monastery


Rozhen monastery


Preobrazhenski monastery

Sokolski monastery

Shipka monastery

Cherepish monastery

Glozhene monastery

Dragalevtsi monastery

Ivanovo Rock monastery

Aladzha monastery