Rila Monastery & Lunch in a traditional Bulgarian Mеhana
Rila Monastery & Lunch in a traditional Bulgarian Restaurant – Mеhana
Take a drive with us to the Rila Monastery – UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the gorgeous mountain scenery of the mountains, it is considered the highest achievement of Bulgarian monumental architecture of the National Revival period.
Morning departure to Rilla Monastery. Walking tour of the Rilla Monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Rilla Mountains, which is an original national museum with a century-old history. The monastery dates back to the 10th century but has been plundered and burned down several times. The present building was built in mid-19th century. Located in the gorgeous mountain scenery of the mountains, it is considered the highest achievement of Bulgarian monumental architecture of the National Revival period. Of particular interest is the museum, and the 1335 Hrelyo’s Tower, which is actually the oldest preserved building in the courtyard. Alongside is the big five-dome church Assumption of the Holy Virgin with splendid frescoes by some of Bulgaria’s finest artists of the time.
12:45 PM start driving to Blagoevgrad. (app. 45 min. ride)
1:30 -2:00 PM Sit in a Traditional Bulgarian Mehana situated in a beautiful park and enjoy delicious meals.
3:00 PM start driving back to Sofia.
Timings are subject to change.
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- DepartureShared tours - 2 Ivan Vazov str., Sofia ( close to Ivan Vazov Theater ) | Private tours - Pick-up / drop - from any location in Sofia
- Departure Time9:20 AM
- Return Time5:00 - 5:30 PM
- IncludedRila Monastery & Lunch in a traditional Bulgarian MеhanaAudio GuideTour GuideParking feesFuel surchargeTransportation – A/C vehicle
- Not IncludedEntrance fees as per itineraryPersonal expensesMedical & Tourist insurance
Sofia, Rila Monastery, Blagoevgrad