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Rozhen, Melnik 2820, Bulgaria
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All reviews amazing views great place to visit few kilometers spiritual place eco trail beautiful nature great icons well worth the effort nice place frescoes monastery hill mountains atmosphere sand pyramids courtyard
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is located in the real nature, where the atmosphere could not be calmer. The landscape is beautiful and the monastery inside is nice.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For people who appreciate history, religion, traditions and beautiful nature around, thats the place! You will be impressed and will leave it refreshed.

Thank MonikaMaria77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

By chance we were there on sunday. Got there early because of the sandstone formations. 3 cars there. 2h later, when we came back from the hike, place was crawling with people. Also many more on the way from the village below. Was speachless. Monastery...More

Thank AndrejaKo
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Tucked in the mountains , this old monastery is a great place to visit. It has very interesting history as well as a lot of carvings and old painted walls with icons and biblical scenes ( in the church) Definitely worth visiting

Thank lyubo l
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The Monastery itself is nothing special. It's very quiet and well located in between the sand pyramids landscape. You reach it by following the road (by foot or car) or take the hiking trail. A little hard to find but just follow the river bedding...More

Thank Kim V
Reviewed 12 July 2018

The Rozhen Monastery is the largest monastery in Pirin Macedonia, Bulgaria, one of the several medieval Bulgarian monasteries, well preserved till nowadays. It is inhabited by monks whose tranquility should not be disturbed. In the monastery there is a copy of the miraculous icon of...More

Thank Ivan A
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I visited here in the morning and was the only person. The atmosphere is very tranquil. It is in a beautiful location- Mountains all around . A real gem

Thank Gerard O
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Must visit if you are in the region. Dating as early as 13 century survived the test of many turbulent eras.

Thank ilia b
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This small monastery is uphill just 1 kilometer from Rozhen village. It can be reached from Melnik via a 5-km eco-trail that leads directly to its gates. The church is small too with beautiful altarpiece and murals. At the entrance you will find a basket...More

Thank Nik R
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Lovely small monastery perched up on a hill located just a few kilometers outside of Melnik. There is a lovely large green field outside of the monastery with benches and trees. Upon entering the monastery, you will find a large court yard mainly still representing...More

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1 April 2017|
Response from NevaVP | Reviewed this property |
Melnik is full of them. I have personally tried Bolyarka and Pri Shestaka (but it was several years ago) and Chavkovata kashta (the beginning of March 2017) and was pleased with all of them. They all had their own wine, too... More