"Second-largest monastery in Bulgaria." Bachkovski Manastir by Askla

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The monastery was founded in 1083. It had its heyday during the Second Bulgarian Empire 1185 - 1396 but was ransacked by the Turks in the 15th and 16th centuries. The reconstruction began in the middle of the 17th century. The famous murals were painted in the 19th century.

Bachkovo is now the second-largest monastery after Rila. It is a working monastery so therefore no photos are allowed inside the premises.

Honestly I don't know why this monastery is so popular, I was disappointed. It's not that big, and the murals are way too new to be interesting.

  • Last visit to Bachkovski Manastir: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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