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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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  • 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 »
  • The lonely planet's Romania and Bulgaria highlighted it as one of the monasteries most important in the country, but is not of this world. It is very simple, that Yes, it's free to visit him.
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  • This is a great place to visit. Parking is 1lev but free to visit. Peaceful and a great place to loose time. The restaurant is a must the local monastery bean soup was so flavoured. The chips were flu...  more »
  • 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
  • A bit too commercialised, but very beautiful.
  • divine and majestic
  • A beautiful monastery.
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