Sofiyska Mala Sveta gora

Two years ago me and my dad went on a trip to the monastery complex Mala Sveta Gora. The origin of the monastery complex Mala Sveta Gora of Sofiyska Sveta Gora was laid in the 13th century, when most of the monasteries in Sofia were built. The complex includes 14 monasteries, located along the Vitosha mountain and the surrounding mountains. The complex occurred spontaneously and was formed over the centuries.

Boyana church (Bulgarian: Боянска църква, Boyanska tsărkva) is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter.

Boyana church (Bulgarian: Боянска църква, Boyanska tsărkva) is a medieval Bulgarian Orthodox church situated on the outskirts of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, in the Boyana quarter.

Dragalevtsi Monastery of the Holy Mother of God of Vitosha (Bulgarian: Драгалевски манастир „Света Богородица Витошка“, Dragalevski manastir „Sveta Bogoroditsa Vitoshka“)

Dragalevtsi Monastery of the Holy Mother of God of Vitosha (Bulgarian: Драгалевски манастир „Света Богородица Витошка“, Dragalevski manastir „Sveta Bogoroditsa Vitoshka“)

Klisura Monastery St. Petka, Bankia

Klisura Monastery St. Petka, Bankia

Divotinski monastery is located near the village of Divotino in Lyulin Mountain. The monastery was founded in X century. During the Ottoman rule it was destroyed and rebuilt again in the XIX century (1875).

Divotinski monastery is located near the village of Divotino in Lyulin Mountain. The monastery was founded in X century. During the Ottoman rule it was destroyed and rebuilt again in the XIX century (1875).

The Kremikovtsi Monastery of Saint George (Bulgarian: Кремиковски манастир „Свети Георги“, Kremikovski manastir „Sveti Georgi“) is a Bulgarian Orthodox monastery near Kremikovtsi to the northeast of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Founded during the Second Bulgarian Empire (12th–14th century) and re-established in 1493

The Kremikovtsi Monastery of Saint George (Bulgarian: Кремиковски манастир „Свети Георги“, Kremikovski manastir „Sveti Georgi“) is a Bulgarian Orthodox monastery near Kremikovtsi to the northeast of the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Founded during the Second Bulgarian Empire (12th–14th century) and re-established in 1493

Buhovski monastery

Buhovski monastery “St. Mary Magdalene”. The Monastery “St. Mary Magdalene ” is formed as part of the Sofia Minor Mount Athos in XIV- th century , when the construction of monasteries and spiritual centers played a crucial rolya.Turskite invaders repeatedly destroyed it , as in 1881 . locals built a church on the ruins of the old temple.

It is known only that following the fall of the Bulgarian state under Ottoman rule the Pancharevo monastery was destroyed. It was rebuilt twice in the 20th century - first in 1938 and then in 1996. An sign of gratefulness in the church reads that the monastery's restoration in 1994-1996 was carried out with the financial support fo Atanas Petrov Gospodinov from Pancharevo.

It is known only that following the fall of the Bulgarian state under Ottoman rule the Pancharevo monastery was destroyed. It was rebuilt twice in the 20th century – first in 1938 and then in 1996. An sign of gratefulness in the church reads that the monastery’s restoration in 1994-1996 was carried out with the financial support fo Atanas Petrov Gospodinov from Pancharevo.

The monastery

The monastery “St st Petar and Pavel” is founded in XV century.

Inside the church of the Dolnopasarelski monastery

Inside the church of the Dolnopasarelski monastery

Gorna Banya (Lyulin) Monastery

Gorna Banya (Lyulin) Monastery “St. Cyril and Methodius”

Kniajevo monastery Pokrov Bogorodichen

Kniajevo monastery Pokrov Bogorodichen

The Lozen Monastery of St. Spas (Bulgarian: Лозенски манастир „Свети Спас“) in the village of Lozen is a Bulgarian monastery built during the Second Bulgarian Empire. It is the easternmost monastery from the spectacular 13th-century monastery complex Mala Sveta Gora. The monastery is called “Sveti Spas” (Holy Saviour) after the day of The Ascension of Jesus (Spasovden) (there is no saint with the name of Spas).

The Lozen Monastery of St. Spas (Bulgarian: Лозенски манастир „Свети Спас“) in the village of Lozen is a Bulgarian monastery built during the Second Bulgarian Empire. It is the easternmost monastery from the spectacular 13th-century monastery complex Mala Sveta Gora. The monastery is called “Sveti Spas” (Holy Saviour) after the day of The Ascension of Jesus (Spasovden) (there is no saint with the name of Spas).

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