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Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

Ivanovo, Ivanovo 7088, Bulgaria
+359 82 825 002
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4 weeks ago
18 May 2017
“Unique place of living history!”
Ivanovo, Ivanovo 7088, Bulgaria
+359 82 825 002
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a local guide and a taxi and really enjoyed the site. Reasonable hike to the top, nice rock formations, but the highlight was the medieval frescoes. They are incredibly well preserved. Well worth the 2 hours.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This cave monastery dates from the 13th century, preserved in the heart of Mother Nature with its entire beauty. The way to it is spectacular as well, one should not take the stairs, but walk on the asphalt about 100 meters and then take the...More

Thank Lubomir S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Rusenski Lom National park the church is located high above the parking. There is plenty of room for at least 50 cars so don't worry about not being able to park. Next to the parking there are only...More

Thank Angel H
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

It is in a hiden place but a very nice history and a beautiful look over the Rusenski Lom valley. Good place to make a visit.

Thank Pompidou L
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Climbing up to see the main church and its interior paintings is for the more hardy in the group, as the stairs are quite slippery and visitors are prone to losing footing. But you are rewarded with magnificent old paintings inside, as you marvel at...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I visited twice the beautiful Lom River Valley (Rusenski Lom), 20 minutes by car from the city of Rousse and the Danube River, in Northeast Bulgaria: a few years ago in November and this year in mid March. Both wonderful experiences, with nature in the...More

3  Thank Visator
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Rock churches of Ivanovo are very unusual place with great cultural significance. You can left your luggage in the guest house near the train station Ivanovo and walk around 1 hour to the churches. Alternatively you can catch a taxi. Maybe it is not the...More

1  Thank OlegButenko1974
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Along the scenic valley of the Roussenski Lom river about 20 kilometres south of Rousse, medieval churches have been carved into the cliffs above the river. They are noted for their frescos dating from the 13-14 century painted on the rock walls. From the parking...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

The rock-hewn churches are protected by UNESCO and represent very old paintings in the rocks. The Last Supper painting is much older compared to Da Vinci one. However prepare for lots of stairs!

1  Thank BORIME4KA
Reviewed 7 September 2016

In the past few days I visited quite a few rock churches/monasteries but this was a truly impressive one. The frescoes in the church are almost untouched by the time and climate. The church is build on a very high rock and I still cannot...More

1  Thank EmiliaKaneva
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