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Рилски манастир (Rila Monastery)

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Bulgaria's cultural stronghold  Rilski manastir  Bulgaria
 Rilski manastir  Bulgaria
 Rilski manastir  Bulgaria
Bulgaria's cultural stronghold  Rilski manastir  Bulgaria
 Rilski manastir  Bulgaria
 Rilski manastir  Bulgaria

Bulgaria's cultural stronghold

During my time in Sofia I took a drive south to the famous Rila Monastery. This surprisingly colorful building was established in the 10th century, but experienced multiple raids during the Ottoman occupation and suffered a fire in the 19th century. Still, the monastery was always rebuilt and restored, proving resilient through both time and war. Nestled in the Rila Mountains, this Unesco World Heritage sight should not be missed while traveling through Bulgaria.

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