The mountain of Orpheus

The Bachkovo monastery
The Bachkovo monastery

The Bulgarian travel agencies offers to the tourists interesting trips to the town of Assenovgrad, picturesquelly located along the two banks of the river of Assenitza (river Chaya). A great attraction for the tourists is the Assenova's fortress, located at about 2 km far from the town. The tourists have the opportunity to visit also the Bachkovo monastery - at 10 km far away from the town of Assenovgrad along the riverside.

The guests of the Resort village could also enjoy the attractive horse ride and hunting tourism in the area, abounding in game, in the Rhodopes - the mountain of Orpheus.

At two hours walking distance from the village Borovo, the visitor will find the Chrastova gora foret - an enormous area, surrounded by beautiful Rhodopes picks. This place itself, where a monastery is located, is crosswise.

The monastery The Holy Trinity has been built up by Kornisosh - the son of Tzar Boris The First (king Boris The First) - the first one to accept the Christian faith. In th year 325, emperor Konstantin, son of the queen Helena, brought in Konstantinopolis a piece of the Cross, on which Jesus Christ was crusified, and issued an ordience that thr Christian religion should be official for the East Roman Empire, and the day of 14th od September should be the firt Christian celebration Worldwide presentation of the Holy Cross (Krastovden).

After the surrender of Tzarigrad (Konstantinopolis) to the Turks in the middle of 15th c. the monks of the Bachkovo monastery The Holy Virgin bought off from the Turks the piece of the Holy Cross. Since then, the monastery The Holy Virgin was robbed numerously and separate parts of it were set on fire. Then, the monastery ceonvention decided to preserve the Holy Cross in the monastery The Holy Trinity in the Rhodope mountains. From that time onwards, the monastery was named The Holy Trinity - Krastova gora.






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