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St. Dimitrii of Basarbovo Monastery

Basarbovo 7071, Bulgaria
+359 82 800 765
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“the river” (6 reviews)
“the cliff” (3 reviews)
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Basarbovo 7071, Bulgaria
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Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

The stairs up to the caves are very nice. I've visited similar sites with horrible approaches. It's an interesting place. Better with a knowledgeable guide.

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

Carved out and natural caves that have been made into monk cells as well as a chapel up above the main church. The new church interior is about 70 percent painted.It is lovely seeing how the painters are completing the pictures of icons and interior....More

Thank Patricia D
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

Wonderful place of worship, beautiful monastery and surroundings.It is a small monastery with interesting history and it is really nice to see it and spend some time around.

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Basarbovo Monastery is located south of the Danube river, and about 6-7 miles from Ruse, (Bulgaria). It is so named because of its proximity to the town of Basarbovo and dedicated to St. Dimitri of Basatbovo, a resident of the monastery in the 17th century....More

Thank Gabriel H
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

It's only a short detour shortly after entering Bulgaria from Bucharest, and well worth seeing. Pretty riverside location. Small monastery with many small caves cut into the hillside, and a good story of St Dimitrie - make sure you have a good guide, Doesn't take...More

Thank ChrisJS51
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

St. Dimitrie Basarabov Monastery is an Orthodox monastery founded in the cave where St. Dimitrie lived. The scenery is wonderful. We found out that this is the only Monastery dug in the rock still inhabited from all over Bulgaria. Nice view of river Lom. Not...More

Thank Ermiza F
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

We were on our way to the rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo and took a detour to the Basarbovo Monastery - I'm really glad we did! This is a 20th century monastery and a living church. There are real monks and art in the church that...More

Thank Jenn M
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Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This is the new and active rock monastery. Mildly strenuous but short walk up the cliff stairs. Interesting site overall. Ancient living rooms, chapel, artifacts. 5 living monks have 2 masses daily and you will probably see some of them.

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed May 19, 2017

Heard many time s from my friends about this place and saw some photos from their FB pages.Decided to bring my international friends to pay a visit here.Four days back, there was tragedy with the couple of monks from this monastery,they die in a car...More

Thank Ivo45
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

I went there after my visit to Ivanovo rock monastery and may be that is why I took it as its shadow. However, the place is very well maintained, beautiful and picturesque, although not as ancient. It is worth a visit though.

Thank Lubomir S
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dboily
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Response from PalmDubai | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The easiest and quick way to visit the place is by taxi. Allow 2 1/2 to 3 hours for the whole trip and visit. Since you are on a tour on the river, your agent should know about the organised visit to the monastery and... More
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