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St Teodor Tiron and Teodor Stratilat Church

Dobarsko, Bulgaria
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A lovely small Balkan church with beautifully kept gardens. Worth a visit if you are in the area... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
A "Must see" place in Rzalog valey

One of my favorite places, maybe the reason is that the temple is dedicated to the saint which I... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Тодор Д
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Dobarsko, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

A lovely small Balkan church with beautifully kept gardens. Worth a visit if you are in the area but would not go out of my way to revisit. It is in a small village and not too difficult to find.The church was closed when we...More

Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed 11 April 2017

One of my favorite places, maybe the reason is that the temple is dedicated to the saint which I named on, yet the church is one of the oldest in the Balkans. There are many legends associated with the temple and its existence but will...More

Thank Тодор Д
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The place is really small, but it offers a great lesson in history and how little we actually know. The short story offered by the guide is excellent-not just giving you "the only truth" but also offering different viewpoints on when the church was built,...More

Thank Dimitar B
Reviewed 25 September 2016

One of the most beautiful places I have been to. The country side is super special, quiet, one feels that you could stand and look at the view for a month. Ultra small church with interesting history. Did God come to earth in a space...More

Thank ralexander12016
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The church is little pretty building with colorful garden. Inside you see the the century-old frescos of Jesus in a "rocket" and Jesus in a "capsule".

Thank BTour_Bansko
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Nothing special with this place! A small village church with nothing to do around it! There is some crazy idea with the space-shuttle Chris, which actually bring tourists! According to me it is just a way to depict the creator! But I would say that...More

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We found the pretty village of Dobarsko by accident, just driving in the mountain from Bansko, following small roads in the middle of breathtaking landscape. At the end of the road was this small village and we noticed many people in front of a gate...More

1  Thank Jeanne70
Reviewed 4 September 2015

This tiny church is an absolute gem. Now deconsecrated as a museum it stood empty and ignored for decades before someone removed the soot from the frescos. The guide speaks no English so it helps to have your own translator. All the frescos are un-retouched...More

Thank PeterReigate
Reviewed 2 January 2014

While in Bansko, don't hesitate to visit this church just some 20 km away from our famous ski-resort. It's located in the village Dobarsko in the bosom of Rila mountain. Officially, the church is known to have been built in 1614, although some recent researchers...More

2  Thank Tsvetana
Reviewed 23 September 2012

If you are around this area, don't miss this small church. The walls are completely covered with ancient and well-preserved frescos. Although not very visited, it nearly can stand alongside the more popular churches in Arbanassi. But don't count with having much to eat in...More

Thank Mishoni
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