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Rozhen, Melnik 2820, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 31 August 2019

Aprox. 700 years old monastry from 7 km from Melnik. This summer was the second visit, and we enjoyed again... If you can avoid a larger group of tourists or wait for them to leave, you can feel the absolutely harmony and peace of this...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 30 August 2019

The road to the monastery is as interesting as the place itself. The monastery is small, but tranquil. They ask that visitors respect the wishes for no photographs and for quiet. The day we were there we saw no evidence of this, which I found...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

very beautiful! exquisite and really old! stunning surroundings! the best way to reach it by foot is a walk of roughly 90 minutes from Melnik through a stunning scenery.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 28 May 2019 via mobile

While this small monastery lacks colorful murals and grand scale of Rila monastery, we found this Rozhen monastery a unique and pleasant place to visit. It has a grape vinery planted on top of the area inside the monastery. Its murals, while damaged, have a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Suwatss
Reviewed 4 May 2019

10 minutes, 6km from the city museum of Melnik by car or take an eco path walking то discover a medieval jewellery - Bulgarian orthodox monastery Birth of Virgin Mary , with amazing wood carving iconostas - real masterpiece, and old icons. The date of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Tatiana T
Reviewed 22 April 2019

Ignore guidebooks that say the path from Melnik is difficult to find. The path has been opened up and is clear. There is a slightly steep climb at one part, but it is short and the views are lovely. After this, the path is narrow...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

The best place to show to foreign friends - beautiful nature. Melnik - the town nearby has plenty of good places for food and wine.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marggieangel
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Certainly Rozhen Monastery is no secret, as street signs clearly point the way. However, when visiting on a cold January afternoon, we felt like we stumbled upon a hidden gem. This peaceful retreat has plenty of beautiful frescoes to admire. I understand only a few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This place is located in the real nature, where the atmosphere could not be calmer. The landscape is beautiful and the monastery inside is nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

For people who appreciate history, religion, traditions and beautiful nature around, thats the place! You will be impressed and will leave it refreshed.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Response from NevaVP | Reviewed this property |
Melnik is full of them. I have personally tried Bolyarka and Pri Shestaka (but it was several years ago) and Chavkovata kashta (the beginning of March 2017) and was pleased with all of them. They all had their own wine, too... More
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