FROM The man in the front seat / May 2, 2020

Riga Monastery

The full name, the Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, is the largest, and the most well-known, Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It is located 117km (73mi) south of Sofia in the stunning Rhodope Mountains. Sitting at an altitude of 1147m (3763 ft), the monastery is also located inside a beautiful national park, Rila Monastery Nature Reserve. Founded in the 10th century and today still the home of more than 60 monks, it is considered one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural achievements and attracts almost 1 million […]

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