Heritage monasteries


2 days by bus
(Saturday)

The monasteries preserved to this day are living chronicle of Bulgaria’s culture, creative spirit and national consciousness. They have been and will be a part of its thinking and of its mentality.

1 day

  • 07:00 Departure from Sunny Beach
  • 11:00-11:30 Visit to the Memorial church - a symbol of an epoch- making event for Bulgaria- the liberation from Ottoman rule, the final outcome of the 1877/1878 Russo- Turkish war
  • 12:00-13:00 The Shipka Pass
  • 13:30-15:00 Lunch and visit to the open air ethnographical heritage park ,,Etara”- 18th and 19th folk arts and crafts
  • 15:30-16:00 Visit to the Sokolovo Monastery- 19th century- the first inscriptions with the names of artists, woodcarvers and builders started appearing on the walls of monastery churches
  • 16:30-17:00 Visit to the Dryanovo Monastery-Situated in the Dryanovo river. . In existence as early as in Second Bulgarian Kingdom-13th century
  • 18:30 Arrival in Kmetovtsy, accommodation in hotel ***
  • 19:00 Dinner

2 day

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Arrival in Veliko Turnovo - Capital of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom (XIII century) - An ancient centre of a thriving culture
    Visit to the Tsarevets Hill - as suggested by its name, was the formidable, inaccessible Erie of the medieval Bulgarian tsar and boyars
  • 11:30-12:30 Visit to Arbanassi - Village with richly decorated houses and church
  • 13:00 Leisure
  • 15:30 Visit to the Kapinovo monastery - the church of the Kapinovo Monastery, features an inscriptions of the year of its foundation on the cornice above the altar: 1272, under Constantine the Quiet’s rule
  • 21:30 Arrival at Sunny Beach





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