Dryanovo monastery “St Archangel Michail” monastery is situated in the picturesque gorge of Dryanovo River in the Balkan Mountain range. It is near Dryanovo and about 220 km away from Sofia. It was founded in the 12th century and it was destroyed several times during the Ottoman domination. In its present-day site the monastery exists since 1845. The main church was built in 1861. Almost ruined after the Ottoman Turks’ invasion, the monastery buildings were restored in 1880. Next to the church there is the ossuary raised in memory of the perished insurgents. In the monastery you can also find a museum collection with exhibits from all historical epochs including neolithic finds from a nearby cave.