Rila Monastery is situated at a height of 1150 m a.s.l. in Rila Mountains. Behind the 20-metre high walls lie impressive monastery buildings, a church and a chapel with valuable murals. The most impressive monument from the Bulgarian National Revival period rises amidst the rugged beauty of the Rila Mountains, just 120 km southwards from Sofia. Having survived the times with the self-confidence of the most zealous guard of the Bulgarian spirit and language, it still fascinates present-day visitor with the pure and harmonious line of the buildings' exquisite colonnades, arches and vaults, spacious rooms richly decorated with murals and fretwork.
The monastery's most treasured historic and artistic monuments include the 14th century Hrelyo Tower, the five-domed Birth of the Blessed Virgin Church and the original monastery kitchen from the 19th century. The monastery also houses a rich museum collection of valuable old manuscripts and documents, charters and icons, an ethnographic exhibition of fabrics, jewelry, carpets and wrought iron objects, and a library containing more than 16,000 books. Destroyed by fire at the beginning of the 19th century, the complex was rebuilt between 1834 and 1862.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Price: 1 pers. - 95 Euro; 2 pers. - 55 Euro/pers.; 3 pers. - 45 Euro/pers.; 4-7 pers. - 42 Euro/pers.; 8-13 pers. -39 Euro/pers.
- Guidance in English throughout the tour
- Entrance fees (Rila Monastery Museum)
- Pickup and drop off from your hotel
- Transportation with modern equipped with A/C vehicle (car or minivan)
- Meals, drinks etc.
- Personal expenses.
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M21175 is a completely licensed and insured Bulgarian tour operator (license number: PK-01-6434). The board of management has more than 30 years experience in the organisation of cultural excursions in Bulgaria. The company is specialised in offering individual solutions and aims to provide excellent quality at an...
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