Rozhen Monastery
Rozhen Monastery
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lichinka
Velingrad, Bulgaria305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Must see!
Its spectacular monastery with many sacral places around.
We catch the export of the icon of the Virgin Mary to outside and many prayers for Eastern.
Written 8 May 2021
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travelwithcarlo
London, UK2,627 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Set in an awesome area this monastery has some of the most beautifully and intricate wall paintings that I have ever seen.

It’s free to enter the grounds & inside. Make sure to take a hike to the pyramids afterwards.
Written 16 March 2021
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Betty G
Ames, IA127 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I was there in August, 2019 as a guest of those living in Bulgaria.

They knew I was bringing a walker due to balance issues after having several really bad falls and 2 knee replacements. They did NOT tell me prior about the awful ROCK walking conditions; no slabs of concrete.

It was horrible trying to get over the HUGE rocks all over the entire monastery!!

There was beautiful ceiling paintings all over, but very hard to get there. Were NO RAMPS for walkers or wheelchairs.

I think it was there also where NO PHOTOS were allowed inside the church! You had to purchase their photos, etc.

My host had to change clothes; NO SHORT TOPS OR SHORTS ALLOWED inside!

Extremely small parking lot; had to park way down the road for any handicapped people to know ahead of time.

Betty Gordon, Ames, IOWA / USA senior
Written 5 March 2020
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Miri-hu
Budapest, Hungary224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Aprox. 700 years old monastry from 7 km from Melnik.
This summer was the second visit, and we enjoyed again...
If you can avoid a larger group of tourists or wait for them to leave, you can feel the absolutely harmony and peace of this monastry. (Perfect time to visit early morning, or late afternoun.)
You can see 300 years old very beautiful wallpaintings, and more than hundred years old grape in the garden, like a pergolla.
Written 31 August 2019
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ella1168
United Kingdom55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
The road to the monastery is as interesting as the place itself. The monastery is small, but tranquil. They ask that visitors respect the wishes for no photographs and for quiet. The day we were there we saw no evidence of this, which I found disappointing. There was a baptism taking place inside the chapel so we didn’t get a good look inside (although the doors were open so we could see in) but the building as a whole is worth a visit. Also worth noting is the drive up past the Roche’s pyramids with are quite amazing, and the drive through Melnik smallest town in Bulgaria, also worth a visit
Written 30 August 2019
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LORIT123
Vienna, Austria208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
very beautiful! exquisite and really old! stunning surroundings!
the best way to reach it by foot is a walk of roughly 90 minutes from Melnik through a stunning scenery.
Written 5 June 2019
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Suwatss
Bangkok, Thailand5,681 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
While this small monastery lacks colorful murals and grand scale of Rila monastery, we found this Rozhen monastery a unique and pleasant place to visit. It has a grape vinery planted on top of the area inside the monastery. Its murals, while damaged, have a sense of antique and aging work of art. Recommend if you come to visit or stay overnight in Melnik.
Written 28 May 2019
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Tatiana T
Sofia, Bulgaria40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
10 minutes, 6km from the city museum of Melnik by car or take an eco path walking то discover a medieval jewellery - Bulgarian orthodox monastery Birth of Virgin Mary , with amazing wood carving iconostas - real masterpiece, and old icons. The date of the the first building is unknown but should be around 13 century during the big medieval Bulgarian Kingdom. It was burnt during ottoman invasion and later restored, the latest building is from around 1730 with additional refurbishment
Written 3 May 2019
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CharlieOscarPapa
Dunedin, New Zealand521 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Ignore guidebooks that say the path from Melnik is difficult to find. The path has been opened up and is clear. There is a slightly steep climb at one part, but it is short and the views are lovely. After this, the path is narrow and in one place, replaced by a wooden bridge, but easily negotiated. Great spring birds. Lovely monastery - quiet, spiritual and calm. Coveralls are thoughtfully provided by the monks if you are not dressed appropriately. You can make it into a circular walk by following the road down to Rozhen and on to Melnik (6kms beyond). The whole circuit is perhaps 10kms. Recommended in spring.
Written 22 April 2019
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Marggieangel
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
The best place to show to foreign friends - beautiful nature. Melnik - the town nearby has plenty of good places for food and wine.
Written 20 January 2019
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