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Dryanovo Monastery, Dryanovo

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The Dryanovo Monastery is a functioning Bulgarian Orthodox monastery situated in the Andaka River Valley, in Bulgarka Nature Park in the central part of Bulgaria five kilometers away from the town of Dryanovo. It was founded in the 12th century, during the Second Bulgarian Empire, and is dedicated to Archangel Michael. Twice burnt down and pillaged during the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, the monastery was restored at it present place in 1845. It was the site of several battles during the April Uprising of 1876.
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  • Dryanovo monastery is located at the foot of the cliffs on a small beautiful grounds surrounded by woods. Free entrance to the monastery. Parking near the monastery, 1 Lev per hour. But turning to paid parking is free. Go very close. On the territory there is a hotel and restaurant, but we did not go there. There are souvenir shops and shop with various products-honey, herbs, jams, sweets, etc. Open one shrine, acting, you can go there, see, buy candles, icons, etc. As all monasteries. On the economic front yard there are aviaries with birds and a donkey. Quiet, calm and beautiful.
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  • The church is quite small and not particularly striking but as you step into the monastery, there is a nice exhibition of old items traditionally used, by farmers or locals. There are also several sta...  more »
  • We like this place! We feel a spiritualized place. Always come back here to get peace and Christian spirituality inherent in such places. Ignore the commercial part of what he saw and enjoy the tranqu...  more »
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  • Comfortable accommodation, excellent food all in a stunning location.
  • good place
  • One of the many beautiful Bulgarian monasteries. Located next to the main road between Gabrovo and Veliko Tarnovo. This band of Pop Hariton was fought heavy battles with the Ottoman army during the April uprising.
  • Really amazing place with great history. The old spirit can be felt in each corner
  • Amazing place! Will be back !!! Oчень красивое место!!!

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