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Rozhen, Melnik 2820, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Swissbulgarican
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Here, lightness and freshness are felt, as if something is getting easier and you feel relaxed and joyful. At the same time, you feel the deep and still un-revealed history of the human spirit and soul. An ancient mystery is felt in the air .

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

If you are in Melnik you should go and visit it. Its amazing place where you can take some time off from your phone and enjoy the quietness.

Thank ElitsaD4
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

I loved the place. There were hardly any people and it truly felt like a place where God lived unlike most of the commercialized monasteries tourists visit. The nature around is truly amazing.

Thank Silviya M
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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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