Rila Monastery: Complex and Museums Smartphone Audio Guide

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Explore Rila Monastery at your own pace and familiarize yourself with its museums through an audio guide. Use your phone to learn unique facts about the history of this Bulgarian landmark.

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One of the most popular landmarks in Bulgaria, which is also the most frequently visited by foreign tourists, is the Rila Monastery, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. We offer you to get acquainted with local attractions with the help of an audio guide. You will explore the monastery complex on your own at your own pace, with the help of an audio guide and a map of the excursion route. Approaching the desired object, you dial its number and start playback. The tour contains 15 entries. The total duration is about 1.5 hours. After paying for the tour, a link with access to audio files will be sent to your email. On the day of the excursion you have chosen, the link will become active and will be valid for 24 hours. You will listen to audio recordings through your phone. You will need internet and headphones to listen to recordings in temples.


Audio guide to choose from 7 languages Map of the territory of the monastery, on which museums, the ticket office and other objects are indicated Audio recordings inside 5 museums will be available to you

Important Information

  • This tour will take place rain or shine, 365 days a year

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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