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Sofia – Rila Monastery (UNESCO)

The route can be completed within 1 day. It is intended for an automobile or organized bus transport. On the way to the Rila Monastery, tourists can visit the Stobski Pyramids. The monastery can also be visited from the city of Plovdiv, Pamporovo and Blagoevgrad.


Sofia

Sofia is Bulgaria’s capital and its largest city. Founded thousands of years ago, today the city continues to develop as the country’s cultural and economic center. At present, the city has a population of 1,250,000. Sofia is located in the western part of the country, on The Sofia Plain and on the lower slopes of Mount Vitosha. The city’s average altitude is 550 meters above sea ...

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Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery is one of the symbols of Bulgaria and is also a popular tourist destination. The monastery lies in the recesses of Rila Mountain, between Rilska and Drushlyavitsa Rivers, at 1147 m above mean sea level. It is located about 120 km away from Sofia and 41 km away from Blagoevgrad. Rila holy cloister was founded in the first half of the 10th century. Its history is directly ...

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