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Ivanovo, Ivanovo 7088, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Churches, which are only one, are on a hill. I recommend that the climb be done smoothly on a nearby pavement, and descend by the path of the forest. the view is wonderful. The church is small, the paintings can still be seen. The entrance...More

1  Thank Tufus92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this site while on a Tauck Riverboat cruise from Budapest to the Black Sea. I enjoyed the short hike to the top. The view is wonderful. To see the frescos was special. It is hard to imagine how they survived and thrived as...More

1  Thank mgdevine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gorgeously frescoed church of the life of Christ, painted on the walls of a rock cave. One cannot but delight in the age and the skill of the paintings and marvel at the fact that they are still there, in all of...More

1  Thank AdventurePhiles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous rock hewn church with paintings. This church is high up in a small mountain and requires very careful walking to get there with some dubious handrails. There are stopping points with lovely views and when you reach the church you have to be impressed...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We were there on 2nd June,there was a summer festival or something like that. We could not get directly to the monastery´s parking pot by car,but there was a touristic train for free. My 2-year old son enjoyed it very much. Because of the festival,there...More

Thank Legaga
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Rock churches with good paintings inside. Small hike to reach there. Lovely views. Worth going with a guide

Thank j d
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We visited this church during our holiday. The man inside was very helpful and told a lot about the paintings. The view outside the church is amazing.

Thank Sylvia d
Reviewed 27 January 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
Reviewed 5 January 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

1  Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 18 October 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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