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Janko H wrote a review Sep. 2020
Sofia, Bulgaria458 contributions46 helpful votes
Rila monastery is the biggest in Bulgaria and the most repaired and renewviert. It is absolutely sure in top 5 of the most beautiful and must see objects. You have to visit. No entrance ticket. Parking is 5BGN, but you can park 100 meters before the parking without paying.
Date of experience: September 2020
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Ryan J wrote a review Aug. 2020
Los Angeles, California152 contributions12 helpful votes
This monastery is located where nature meets religion. So beautiful the craftsmanship is gorgeous, it is like a museum on the walls and ceiling. The whole monastery is full of history and story. I cant stop admiring the work of arts on the walls and ceiling. And they have local bakeshop where you can order Mekitsi so delicious. This century old snack is awesome.…
Date of experience: November 2019
Joost G wrote a review Jul. 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands616 contributions149 helpful votes
The monastery is simply beautiful (free entry) and nicely positioned in its green surroundings. You can enter the main building (definitely worth it) and climb the tower next to it (5BGN, not worth the effort). Even when busy, it’s not crowded inside due to the complex being rather big. Regardless of how nice the monastery is, parking is horrible. Parkings near the building are tiny and packed, and finding the next parking involves over a kilometer of bobbing and weaving on a narrow road between people walking on the road, cars parked on the side of the road and other traffic. Then if you find a spot (if) it’s a return trip back to your parking spot on foot. Surely it’s better when not that busy, but on a busy day parking is inadequate at best.…
Date of experience: July 2020
G_lo wrote a review Jun. 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel10 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful, ancient place full with history and icons. I want to visit this place again next time when i go there. Have a positive energy.
Date of experience: June 2020
Крис С wrote a review May 2020
Varna, Bulgaria2 contributions
This is the most beautiful place in Bulgaria, to visit, it brings a lot of possitive energy, ans it makes me feel calm!
Date of experience: May 2020