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"St.Nedelya" Arapovski Monastery

Arapovski monastery "St.Nedelya" is located 8km from Asenovgrad. The road is dirty for about 1.5 km. , but it is accessible by car. The monastery was founded in 1856. The Arapovski monastery is the only monastery that was built during the Ottoman slavery. [...]
Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev

"St. Nikola" Rock Monastery, Karlukovo Village

The Monastery of St. Nichola (Gligora) is situated in a natural rock niche in Dolni Gligor area. The road to the monastery is dirty, 2.8 km. to the right of the stone bridge of Karlukovo village. [...]
Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev

"Pokrov Bogorodichen" Monastery, Samokov Town

"Pokrov Bogorodichen" Monastery is founded by Granny Fota, who donates her house to the Rila Monastery and starts leaving in Samokov. A legend says that Holy Mother spread her cloak over the town and thus she saved it from destruction. [...]
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"St. Athanasius the Great" Monastery, Zlatna Livada Village

"St. Athanasius the Great" Monastery is located on a hill above the village of Zlatna Livada. There is an exit from Maritza highway wihch leads to the village. It is believed to be the oldest monastery in Europe since according to historical data St. Athanasius, Archbishop of Alexandria, founded the monastery in 344 AD. [...]
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