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Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

Ivanovo, Ivanovo 7088, Bulgaria
+359 82 825 002
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“the river” (5 reviews)
“nature park” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Ivanovo, Ivanovo 7088, Bulgaria
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+359 82 825 002
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"rock hewn churches"
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"the river"
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"nature park"
in 3 reviews
"open to the public"
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"panoramic view"
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"parking lot"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful surroundings"
in 2 reviews
"cliff face"
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"guest house"
in 2 reviews
"off the beaten path"
in 2 reviews
"original paintings"
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"archangel michael"
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"main church"
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"biblical scenes"
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"entrance fee"
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"century"
in 12 reviews
"bulgaria"
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Hired our own cab and guide and went here. We took the path around and up to these sites and just loved it. You can hear cookoo birds and see an Eagle as well as stork in way in. The church has original paintings on...More

Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

The Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo represent a cluster of 5 churches in close proximity to each other, located on the Southern shore of the Rusenski Lom river. The churches are part of the Rusenski Lom Nature Park and were included in the UNESCO World Heritage...More

Thank Gabriel H
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

When we finally found it we were not up for the several hours trek up the cliffs, so we called it a day. Plan better than we did or be in mountain goat shape.

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Reviewed July 21, 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
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Reviewed July 3, 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 U
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Reviewed June 27, 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
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Reviewed May 24, 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.

1  Thank Robert L
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Reviewed May 18, 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

1  Thank Lubomir S
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Reviewed May 6, 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
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Reviewed May 4, 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
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