Ossuary, Backovo Monastery

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Contemporary with the monastery, this Byzantine-style building with a single nave and apse stands on a rocky outcrop around 300m from the monastic complex: for a thousand years, the bones of Backovo's monks have been laid to rest here. In the narthex, the extraordinary wall paintings by Georgian artist Joan Iveropulec (1084) are regarded as a masterpiece of medieval Orthodox art.

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Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Permanently closed and protected by
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Panorama of Backovo Monastery
Panorama of Backovo Monastery
Painted in 1846 by Alexi Atanasov, this
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Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
The "flagship" of the monastery, this
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Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Refectory, Backovo Monastery
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North Courtyard, Backovo Monastery
North Courtyard, Backovo Monastery
On entering this vast rectangular paved
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Church of the Archangels, Backovo Monastery
Church of the Archangels, Backovo Monastery
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Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Permanently closed and protected by
30 minutes
Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
The "flagship" of the monastery, this
60 minutes
Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Unfortunately, this refectory with its
60 minutes
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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
Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
The "flagship" of the monastery, this
60 minutes
See all