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This is the new and active rock monastery. Mildly strenuous but short walk up the cliff stairs. Interesting site overall. Ancient living rooms, chapel, artifacts. 5 living... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Robert L
Amherst, Massachusetts
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the new and active rock monastery. Mildly strenuous but short walk up the cliff stairs. Interesting site overall. Ancient living rooms, chapel, artifacts. 5 living monks have 2 masses daily and you will probably see some of them.

Thank Robert L
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard many time s from my friends about this place and saw some photos from their FB pages.Decided to bring my international friends to pay a visit here.Four days back, there was tragedy with the couple of monks from this monastery,they die in a car accident,unfortunately.R.I.P. We went inside,the monk at the souvenir shop ask for 2 Euro for each... More 

Thank Ivo45
Varna, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there after my visit to Ivanovo rock monastery and may be that is why I took it as its shadow. However, the place is very well maintained, beautiful and picturesque, although not as ancient. It is worth a visit though.

Thank KGKanev
Augusta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a small group all day excursion to Viekolo Tornovo out of Bucharest, and we stopped here for about 30 minutes to see this historical place that has grown out of original caves dug into the side of the mountain to become a larger place of worship. After a short steep climb, you will see impressive carvings in... More 

Thank Kay M
Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by and glad I did as it is interesting to see a monastery built into the side of a hill. An hour is plenty of time to see it so stop by but don't plan on spending a day.

Thank robert-not-home
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This rock monastery is very easy to get to as it is a short drive from Ruse (app. 10 km). Impressing place craved in a rock accessible through a narrow staircase. Not suitable for disabled people. Once up there one can write wish on a piece of paper and throw it with a coin to have the wish fulfilled. Nice... More 

Thank airamdol
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The monastery was a great site to see, as it was carved into the face of the mountain. There also beautiful murals decorating the monastery walls. Even the surrounding landscape was a site to see. There were great photo opportunities thought out the site.

Thank David O
Sacramento, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The rock monastery was great to view. It is built into a cliff on the side of a mountain. You can walk room to room which has about 4 rooms. There is a chapel, prayer room, I really enjoyed it. If you have ever been to Cappodocia in Turkey, this is so similar.

Thank Margie C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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 

Thank Deni G
Saronno, Italy
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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.

Thank stoppanil

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