Distance: 280 km (both ways)
Discover the biggest spiritual and cultural center in Bulgaria for hundreds of years. A part of UNESCO’s World Heritage.A touch of the Balkan medieval history – Rila Monastery(10-th century) gives you the impression of a fortress.However, a step through the archway produces a wonderful surprise. With its 1200 scenes of decorative paintings and a multitude of figural images, the open arcade is a genuine art gallery.
At the center, the church itself, with richly colored frescoes in the shelter of its porch is the focus of attention. The intricate carvings of the gilt iconostasis, the church plates and murals will amaze and captivate you.
The tours inclusive of pick-up and drop-off from the hotel to the sites, tour guide and entry fees.