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Ivanovo, Ivanovo 7088, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Ramutza A
Reviewed 14 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

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 3 July 2018

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 21 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 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
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