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Whilst me and a friend were on a city break in Sofia, we decided to visit Rila Monastery, and it was a decision that we did no regret. The surroundings and environment were absolutely beautiful. There were so much to explore, I would love to...More
The Rila Monastery was easily the highlight of our 4 day trip to Bulgaria. We arrived during a gently snowfall, and this just enhanced the beauty of the scene. Gorgeous paintings in architecturally interesting buildings. The inner courtyard is the main attraction: a 360 degree...More
While we had seen it in pictures before we went, this is one area that must be experienced in person. Our first glimpse of the monastery in its mountain setting was breathtaking and we enjoyed taking our time walking around the complex. Much of the...More
We took this day trip with Traventura. Our guide/driver Lubo was well spoken and well versed. He was patient even stopped for a photograph where he thought It was an exceptional spot, and well, we beautiful pictures to take with us. amazing exper experience overall.
After having been in a couple of places in Bulgaria (and around Europe) I confirm the Rila Monastery as one of the places in the continent that definitely deserves a visit. An hour and a half away from Sofia, the Rila Monastery is settled in...More
One of the most spiritual places you can visit in Bulgaria.
The gorgeous Rila mountain hugging in its lap the Monastery.... the rivers running down, the nature getting in harmony with the human...
Visit to feel it.
The monastery was well-worth a visit. The church and the museum are very impressive. Our tour guide, Vincent was excellent (Full-Day Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Tour from Sofia - Exploria). Highly recommend this tour.
Dating back to the 10th century this is the largest Eastern Orthodox Monastery in Bulgaria. Named after its founder, the hermit Ivan of Rila.
You need to pay a fee to visit. You cannot take photos inside the church.
It is one of the most...More
It is a must if you are in Bulgaria! My friends and I visited the monastery on our way to Seven Rila lakes. The scenery is gorgeous! I recommend trying the traditional "mekitsa" with powdered sugar just outside of the monastery in the back. Keep...More
there are common showers and it is more like a hostel. Size of rooms are big. but definitely is safe and clean. Quiet and peace is so so, because tourists are not allowed to come upstairs to the room corridors.