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The monastery is a part of the UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Brief description by UNESCO: The Convent of Rila, rebuilt between 1834 and 1860, incorporates the legacies of Saint Ivan of Rilski, 10th-century evangelist of the Slavs, and the remains of a medieval monastery into a distinctive neo- Byzantine monument. Characteristic of the Bulgarian Renaissance, this monument symbolises the awareness of a Slavic cultural identity following centuries of occupation.

  • Last visit to Rilski Manastir: Sep 2003
  • Intro Updated Aug 12, 2005
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  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2009 at 5:48 PM

    Bulgaria's painted churches are high on my list of places still to be visited. One day ....

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2006 at 9:18 AM

    Rila monastery seems to be lovely, i love that kind of places.

  • hekate's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2006 at 7:49 AM

    Otdavna se kania da zahvana moiata stranitsa na tazi tema (I az kato Ani :) ) i vse ne namiram vreme... puk i snimkite ot tam sa mi samo na hard copy...

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