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
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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
Unfortunately, this refectory with its
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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
This little church facing the entrance
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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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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
Unfortunately, this refectory with its
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Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery
Permanently closed and protected by
0:30
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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