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Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

Ivanovo, Ivanovo 7088, Bulgaria
+359 82 825 002
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Ivanovo, Ivanovo 7088, Bulgaria
+359 82 825 002
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Reviews (67)
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

I'm glad we made a stop at the Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo - but in reality it is ONE rock-hewn church. There may be others, but they aren't open to the public. The cave was once a church, but is no longer so all that's...More

Thank Jenn M
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

We travelled to this place during our overland travel. We were travelling from Bulgaria to Romania and decided to visit this place . There are two ways to reach the top . Either yuh climb the steps or there is a small hiking trail. The...More

Thank usha_upadhyaya
Reviewed 27 June 2017

From the train station in Ivanovo (and the recommended Kladenetsa GH on its left), it is 5.5 km one way in the (very hot) countryside. The site is pleasant, the murals in the church are somewhat faded, you can rest or have a picnic along...More

Thank Pierre W
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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 4 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
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