The large beautiful monastery “Nativity” was built at the food of Stara Planina above the town of Shipka in honor of the perished Russian soldiers and Bulgarian volunteers in the Russian – Turkish war of liberation.
The monastery church “Nativity” is very impressive. It is real masterpiece of architecture and was declared as a monument of culture. The temple was built in the Russian cathedrals traditional style from 17 century. The golden domes are shining far from the distance and the versicoloured inlays are like alive. There is 53 m long bell tower with 17 bells. The biggest one weights 12 t. The visitors can see 24 marble plates with the names of 18,491 Russian and Bulgarian soldiers who gave their life in battle at Shipka and Kazanlak.