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Rozhen, Melnik 2820, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Certainly Rozhen Monastery is no secret, as street signs clearly point the way. However, when visiting on a cold January afternoon, we felt like we stumbled upon a hidden gem. This peaceful retreat has plenty of beautiful frescoes to admire. I understand only a few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 30 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MonikaMaria77
Reviewed 25 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lyubol
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 239iliab
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
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