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a Bulgarian Renaissance monastery

Although quite a bit older the monastery of Troyan, as it appears today, is mainly a creation of... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2017
saronic
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Zurich, Switzerland
Sunday walk

The monastery is great at summer and also at winter time. We had a lunch in Troyan than we went... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Elena B
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Although quite a bit older the monastery of Troyan, as it appears today, is mainly a creation of the Bulgarian Renaissance, that attractive architectonic style, which flourished in the 19th century. The monastery is about 10km outside the town of Troyan, well known for its...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

The monastery is great at summer and also at winter time. We had a lunch in Troyan than we went to the monastery

Thank Elena B
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

After visiting Rila and Bachkovo, we weren't sure of visiting yet another monastery, but decided to have a look at Troyan monastery as we had stopped in Troyan en route to Koprivshtitsa from Veliko Tarnovo. We are happy we visited, as it's an impressive site....More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is the third largest monastery in Bulgaria, officially called "Monastery of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God". A lot of renovation work has been done and is ongoing here. Compared to the other two large monasteries it is lovely quiet here...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

A big monastery with many photo points. Visit the room where Vasil Levski hid. And remember to be wearing comfortable shoes, high heels are not the best option - there are cobble stones and a few narrow steps...

Thank VasilevaV
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We came here and asked to stay in one of the rooms for the night. It was very special to come back from dinner and be alone in the courtyard looking at this beautiful monastery. Same thing early in the morning. Rooms were simple but...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

excellent afternoon visit this is one of the larger Monasteries in the area, and is very interesting, on many levels, historically & not just for Christians, the town of Troyan is also a "Must see" visit

Thank C7119HTpetert
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Nestling in the beautiful mountains of the Stara Planina, this monastery isn't on such a grand scale as its rather more famous cousin in Rila, but I felt it gave it even more character and charm and is well worth a visit. The road access...More

Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

I've been there several times last few years, but this year Monastery looks great, because of the good restoration work and opened new places for visitors.

Thank Калин М
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A small and quaint monestary with a beautifully painted church and a little museum room dedicated to Levski. Worth visiting if you're in the area,but nothing to go out of your way for.

Thank Ingrid S
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