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The Bachkovo monastery is one of most important monasteries of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. It is a real place of cult and religion that is very respected by the believers. The monastery is also a National monument of culture, reach of history...more
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10km south of Asenovgrad | on the main road between Assenovgrad and Smolyan, Bachkovo 4251, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Eastern Orthodox Monastery is a mixture of Byzantine, Georgian and Bulgarian culture and it is a popular tourist or pilgrims destinations for the Bulgarians. The painted rooms were exquisite. Unfortunately we could not photograph the old dining hall. The long stone table were unique...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank reise-tanta-di
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The monasteryery church has amaizing frescoes. The monastery museum is a must. There is a begginer tourist path starting from the monastery. The "Red wall" reserve is cose as well - about 2 and a half hour tourist path. Try Djamura" restaurant - and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tanghra
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I have lived close by for almost a year, and just now visited for the first time! I enjoyed the fall colors, seeing the Bulgarian pottery for sale, and the monastery itself. It was really cool to see all the paintings inside of the monastery.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tnfootball10
Reviewed 12 October 2018

The thing I liked the most about this monastery was the fact, that it is still used by locals to come and pray to God. As a matter of fact, I felt like there are 5-10 tourists in the whole crowd of 200 people which...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank davidaX9037TC
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is worth an easy trip from Plovdiv. Quite spectacular in terms of history but it doesn't take long to see it all but the scenery around it is beautiful. The museum was closed as is the Ossuary (but you can walk up the hill...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Diane_Ldn
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the Monastry on a Friday at about 12pm. We parked the car in the car park at the bottom of the stalls street. We walked up to the Monastry and bought a few merchandise and souvenirs along the way. The vendors were lovely...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bernard M
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been 3-4 times now, both in summer and winter and I love this spot. The routine is simple: lunch at the waterfall restaurant (my favorite restaurant experience here in Bulgaria, but not open in winter) then the short walk up to the monastery for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank adhemingway
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

You just feel history, religion, and tradition embracing you all at thr same time. Was told that it was a sacred place where people line up for healing.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We're really glad we came to this monastery just a few kilometers south of Assen's Fort. We parked at the bottom of the hill and walked up, but you could drive all the way to the top and park for free. Regardless, different parts were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

beautifull and peacefull not allowed to speak aloud , but a lot of painting to see the site is in the middle of the forest If you like to take pictures its the place i did not notice if there is a restaurant on place...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Eme81
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Response from Sorin D | Reviewed this property |
I was with a bus from a travel agency.