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Shipchenski monastery (St Nikolay)

Shipka, Shipka 6150, Bulgaria
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Good to be seen

Impressive orthodox complex which reminds the epic Russian - Turkish war for Bulgarian liberty... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
svetlyo_sv
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Varna, Bulgaria
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Golden Domes.

The Golden domes are visible miles from the south and lure you into the Monastery from afar... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Cerberusi
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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“amazing place” (3 reviews)
“shipka pass” (5 reviews)
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Shipka, Shipka 6150, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Impressive orthodox complex which reminds the epic Russian - Turkish war for Bulgarian liberty. Amazing place!

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

The Golden domes are visible miles from the south and lure you into the Monastery from afar. However if you come over the Shipka pass its hard to spot! Well worth a visit, parking available just below a set of steps up to the Monastery.

Thank Cerberusi
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

My wife and I visited the Shipka Monastery (Shipchenski Manastir St Nikolay) during a 10-day holiday in Bulgaria. It was not even mentioned in our guide book but we saw it while driving past and decided to pay it a visit. I am so glad...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

You can see the golden domes from far away surrounded by trees and the mountains straight behind it. The church itself is really well maintained and in my mind it was always bigger but that's not the case. It is however very high and the...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful monastery, has a Russian feeling. Hero graves in the Crypt. A place to see and to relax around.

Thank Silvia R
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you are visiting the Rose Valley this is one of the spots everyone must visit. The monastery has a beautiful architecture and a rich history.

Thank Anelia A
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

From Plovdiv we diverted a bit on our way to Veliko Tarnarvo and found the the road to Shipka. A definite WOW! The Russian influence was evident......the golden domes were amazing.....the interior frescoes were fascinating and the grounds were lovely. A truly fabulous setting. AND...More

Thank morewierd
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We saw the golden domes from far off and followed them, intrigued. This is a magnificent building and well worth a visit. The exterior is ornate and the frescoes on the inside are stunning. No entrance fee and it was jice and quiet when we...More

Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

This was a second visit for my wife, daughter and I and we were as impressed this time as we were on our first visit. Our Bulgarian daughter-in-law had made it one stop on a sightseeing tour from Kazanlak. This time we brought our youngest...More

Thank Geoff R
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Simply a sight to behold! The russian church at the Shipka monastery is beautifully maintained and worth a stop if you are headed to the Shipka monument at the top of th hill.

Thank Ana_and_Anton
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