Backovo Monastery

Highly recommended
Hidden in a beautiful valley south of Plovdiv, Backovo Monastery, founded in 1083, is Bulgaria's second largest after Rila. Looking out over the Bulgarian landscape, the monastery has known turbulent times (captured by the Ottomans in 1363, pillaged by Cherkassians in 1450, fires, earthquakes...) which has earned it a special place in the heart of every Bulgarian. Visitors to the country should not miss it.

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Adresse : 

86

Nearby tourist attractions

Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Permanently closed and protected by
30 minutes
Panorama of Backovo Monastery
Panorama of Backovo Monastery
Painted in 1846 by Alexi Atanasov, this
15 minutes
Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Contemporary with the monastery, this
30 minutes
Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Unfortunately, this refectory with its
60 minutes
Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
The "flagship" of the monastery, this
60 minutes
North Courtyard, Backovo Monastery
North Courtyard, Backovo Monastery
On entering this vast rectangular paved
60 minutes
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Other ideas « Patrimony »

Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Permanently closed and protected by
30 minutes
Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Contemporary with the monastery, this
30 minutes
Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Unfortunately, this refectory with its
60 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Permanently closed and protected by
30 minutes
Panorama of Backovo Monastery
Panorama of Backovo Monastery
Painted in 1846 by Alexi Atanasov, this
15 minutes
Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Contemporary with the monastery, this
30 minutes
See all