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Glozhene Monastery (Sveti Georgi Pobedonosets)

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Address: Ribaritsa, Bulgaria

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Gorgeous monastery: dangerous road

The monastery itself is magisterial and imposing - it is definitely worth visiting, especially if you are passing by on the way out of Sophia. Do, however, beware of the narrow... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The monastery itself is magisterial and imposing - it is definitely worth visiting, especially if you are passing by on the way out of Sophia. Do, however, beware of the narrow mountain road. I am sure that in summer it is safe. We went in December and snow that had fallen a few days before had compacted into ice. We... More 

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Brussels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The route to the Monastery is so tiny and dangerously sharpened high in the mountains, it is impossible to pass if two big cars meet at the different directions. If I knew I wouldn't go! If you go, beware and take a small car!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Small, but fascinating monastery on the top of the mountain. Brilliant views and rich history, it has it all.

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

It's a fairly small monastery high up in the mountains, reachable by a long and very narrow road (that starts just outside of the village of Glozhene). As many have said, the views are stunning and it's a very peaceful place. It has played an important role during/right after the years when Bulgaria was part of the Ottoman empire -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place, a bit strange, but authentic! It is an old monastery and people actually live there! Incredible view!

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Very beautiful monastery on the top of the mountine.Stunning views from the top of the hill.Must go there.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

The monastery itself is not so glamorous, but the nature is beautiful and the road to there is really exciting (the last 10 km there is width for one car only). Be prepared for a paid car parking outside the monastery, as well as "taking photos" tax inside the monastery. There is a cave nearby, but we didn't visited it.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

The road to the monastery is narrow and winding, but when before my eyes opened monastery just speechless . It seemed so unreal and fantastic . I was amazed by nature, height and everything around. The view opens from the stone terrace of the monastery , is a charming and majestic . Here as if time has stopped. Monastery is... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2013

The most stunning thing about this Monastery is the view - spectacular, overwhelming! The monastery is small and charming, you could sense its spirit.

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sofia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

very special atmosphere and an interesting history, helpful monk as guide, easy to get to......

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