Bulgaria: Rila Monastery

published 4 years ago by Rick Steves

Founded in the 10th century, Rila Monastery was a stronghold for Bulgarian faith, language, and culture during nearly 500 years of Ottoman rule. And today, it remains the country's revered national treasure. At , you'll find money-saving travel tips, small-group tours, guidebooks, TV shows, radio programs, podcasts, and more on this destination.

Nder Europe is committed to providing a smooth car rental experience and is a proud sponsor of this podcast visit auto Europe.com slash written per special Rick Steves offer. Driving deep into the mountains south of Sofia. The peaceful beach forests seem a world away from the big city. Finally we reach Rila monastery fortress on the outside spiritual sanctuary in sight within its walls you feel something special. Both sacred and timeless. Founded in the tenth century Rila monastery was a stronghold for Bulgarian faith language and culture during nearly 500 years of Ottoman rule. Today it remains the country's revered national to ...

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