Bulgarian is an Orthodox country with a large religious heritage​

Short introduction

Religion in Bulgaria has been dominated by Christianity since its adoption as the state religion in 865. During the Ottoman rule of the Balkans, Sunni Islam spread in the territories of Bulgaria, and it remains a significant minority today. 

We’ve listed 12 different monasteries around the country, but there are a lot more. Also, the Monastery of Dragalevski (Female Monastery), which is just 5km away from Sofia is a great choice to see a Bulgarian monastery. Some of the monasteries offer accommodation and the entrance is free of charge.

Besides this list, from which we have excluded some places, we have created a special one dedicated to our UNESCO heritage, except for the Monastery of Rila that you can find here.

Rila Monastery

Cherepishki Monastery

Dragalevski Monastery

Bachkovo Monastery

Sokolski Monastery

Glozhen Monastery

Krastova Gora

Dryanovski Monastery

Shipka church

Troyanski Monastery

Rozhen Monastery

Preobrazhen Monastery

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