Bachkovo Monastery

 

Also called Bachkovo Monastery ‘Assumption of the Holy Virgin’ it is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Bulgaria.  Bachkovo Monastery is a beautiful example of Orthodox Christian architecture.  It was first established in 1083 by the great Domestic of the West Grigorii Bakuriani under the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Alexis I Komnin. After surviving almost a thousand years , now the buildings are in a very good condition.

The Bachkovo Monastery is just 30 km  south of Plovdiv.

Working hours: 8:00 – 17:00

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You can learn some more information from the official website:  http://www.bachkovskimanastir.com/en

 

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