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It is a small but very impressive cave monastery but a growing number of possibilities to do around. Every year they are building more and more around the caves, which allow for a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

It is a small but very impressive cave monastery but a growing number of possibilities to do around. Every year they are building more and more around the caves, which allow for a nice relaxing stop. The garden is beautiful, there is a traditional rustic "restaurant" type of place just down the road. Not too many cars over there, so... More 

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Saronno, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Not far from Ruse suggestive monastery in the rock. Today tree monks live inside. Nice view of the surrounding valley.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This place is one of the most important old monastery of Bulgaria. There is a mistic sensation. There are inside old orthodox wood paintings, with typical Bizantine style. Inside the monastery there are also monks who live there. I advice this place.

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Puebla, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The monastery is small but so beautiful and have a lovely garden, if you are not Bulgarian you have to pay 3 lev but it´s a reasonable ammount, the view is beautiful from the top, please be careful when you go up, the stairs are small and narrow. The only bad things I see is there is no taxis or... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We went to this monastery to see the ancient praying rooms carved within the limestone. Rusenski Lom river made this canyon and the monks settled here and made these magnificent carvings. The landscape is very beautiful and the monastery is close to Ruse city. It is an excellent place to get out of the everyday rush and find your inner... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Our Croisi Danube River cruise arranged the excursion to the monastery. The original natural caves were enlarged to provide living, working, and praying spaces for the monks. At the base of the cliffs a new orthodox church is being built and decorated. We were able to watch the artisans paint icons. It will be a beautiful church when finished.

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Milano
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Near to city Ruse, only 10 km. Its in a very beautiful nature. Nice restaurant Zmeeva chuka in typical style. The only in the region shkembe chorba kind of bulgarian soup.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This small but beautiful monastery sits at thw bottom of a cliff with small chapels carved up in the cliff face. The steps up are steep and narrow - and very hot in August - but the cool of the chapel is worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful site situated close to Rusenski Lom river. Those rooms carved in stone and the sculptures are amazing. As a fact, the entry is free for romanians, because of the help they received in the past. Close there was a bulgarian selling old objects, nice to see this. A good place to spent at least an hour.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place. Quite remote. A map is useful. No food and bed around. Not very easy access. Bad roads.

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