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Dryanovo Monastery

Dryanovo, Bulgaria
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Pretty 1800s monastery, avoid the 'guide'

This is a scenic monastery built in the later 1800s. It has a dramatic history. The landscape... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
fjane84
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Island of Malta, Malta
Our local guide was great

We met Stefan as were were pulling into the parking lot. A retired teacher, he offered to give us a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ShowMeSomething
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Washington DC
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“mountains” (5 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a scenic monastery built in the later 1800s. It has a dramatic history. The landscape around is beautiful with forests mountains and a river. Parking is 1 lev per hour. A man accosted us immediately when we asked about parking and only found...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met Stefan as were were pulling into the parking lot. A retired teacher, he offered to give us a tour of the site for a small fee. He had so much knowledge; he really helped us understand the significance of the monastery. Also a...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The monastery does not look very speciall from outside,but when you enter, you will find out,how amazing is this place. Church is opened all the time. There is a small zoo or farm for kids and playground area,too. Tickets: free of charge.

Thank Legaga
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

The church is quite small and not particularly striking but as you step into the monastery, there is a nice exhibition of old items traditionally used, by farmers or locals. There are also several stalls selling typical products at a very reasonable price. It's a...More

Thank Emira T
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We like this place! We feel a spiritualized place. Always come back here to get peace and Christian spirituality inherent in such places. Ignore the commercial part of what he saw and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the surrounding nature.

Thank Ivan61Sofia_Bulgaria
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Parking is 1lev but free to visit. Peaceful and a great place to loose time. The restaurant is a must the local monastery bean soup was so flavoured. The chips were fluffy inside and crisp outer. I wish...More

Thank tellthetruth123438
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

The monestary buildings are nestled in a valley surrounded by beautiful towering mountains next to a stream, so it's a gorgeous setting for morning / afternoon visit. The ride alone takes you through stunning mountain passes and when you arrive you're greeted with some touristy...More

Thank Tabiddy
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

This monastery is not large and imposing as other ones, it has its own spirit. Placed by a small river and a beautiful cave in the heart of the mountain it's been a refugee place for Bulgarian rebels since old times. And you can feel...More

Thank Tatyana P
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

This monastery is steeped in history and religion in equal measures. Situated in the Stara Planina ( old or Balkan mountains) nestled under the sheer cliffs this place can reach the spirit and I form of the struggle against the Otoman empire. I was fortunate...More

Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

I have visited it many times, but the monastery is the most picturesque in spring and autumn. Besides nature here has a lot of history ...

Thank Ogi0
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