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The Bachkovo monastery is one of most important monasteries of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. It is a real place of cult and religion that is very respected by the believers. The monastery is also a National monument of culture, reach of history...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
10km south of Asenovgrad | on the main road between Assenovgrad and Smolyan, Bachkovo 4251, Bulgaria
This is worth an easy trip from Plovdiv. Quite spectacular in terms of history but it doesn't take long to see it all but the scenery around it is beautiful. The museum was closed as is the Ossuary (but you can walk up the hill...More
We visited the Monastry on a Friday at about 12pm. We parked the car in the car park at the bottom of the stalls street. We walked up to the Monastry and bought a few merchandise and souvenirs along the way. The vendors were lovely...More
I’ve been 3-4 times now, both in summer and winter and I love this spot. The routine is simple: lunch at the waterfall restaurant (my favorite restaurant experience here in Bulgaria, but not open in winter) then the short walk up to the monastery for...More
We're really glad we came to this monastery just a few kilometers south of Assen's Fort. We parked at the bottom of the hill and walked up, but you could drive all the way to the top and park for free. Regardless, different parts were...More
beautifull and peacefull
not allowed to speak aloud , but a lot of painting to see
the site is in the middle of the forest
If you like to take pictures its the place
i did not notice if there is a restaurant on place...More
Bachkovo Monastery is the second largest monastery in Bulgaria. It is beautifully situated on a ledge, on the right from the Valley of Chepelarska River, close to the village of Bachkovo. To access it it, you will walk the gauntlet of vendors selling everything you...More
Visited Bachkovo on a driving trip through Bulgaria and found it to one of the highlights of my 10 day visit. Far less visited than Rila (when I visited, there might have a dozen other visitors), you can get a much better feel for the...More
My wife and I visited the Bachkovo Monastery (Bachkovski Manastir) during a 10-day holiday in Bulgaria.
Access from the Plovdiv direction is up a beautiful gorge.
Upon arrival, there is a car park for which there is a modest fee (BGN 3 when we visited)....More
We visited it during wintertime, which is better than in summer when the place is too crowded. Very interesting, traditional orthodox monastery from the XI century, there are some very nice frescoes and icons in the church. The parking is paid.