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All reviews rock hewn churches the river unesco site nature park beautiful place middle ages worth the effort original paintings open to the public archangel michael cave church main church minute climb little bit entrance fee view century
I love small archaeological sites that are tucked away from the beaten path. The rock-hewn church of Ivanovo was just like that - at least when we were there. There were only one other couple visiting. The path up the hill was steep but we...More
Well preserved and beautiful setting, high up in a cliff. You can enter it via a path from the back of the mountain, but the monks apparently had a path along the cliff wall. Just going out on the balcony makes me happy Im not...More
so close to Ruse you could find that prove of faith, over the centuries
you have to climb some minutes, following the monks path; the panoramic rock offers the best view over the region, some caves are waiting to be discovered once more
Loved this site, much more than Basarbavo. The rock church is small and it's just one (at Basarbavo there are several churches), but the views are better. The site is situated in a beautiful natural area with lots of panoramic views. The climb up is...More
Up in the hills is the incredible chapel carved in the rock and decorated with medieval frescoes which look as though thy were painted recently. There is a small entry fee , well worth while as the person in charge provides some explanations and you...More
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
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