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Rila Monastery Day Trip from Borovets

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See one of Bulgaria's UNESCO World Heritage sites on an exciting minivan tour from Borovets. Explore the Rila Monastery and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

Highlights

  • Visit 1 of Bulgaria's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in a day
  • Go to Rila Monastery in the Rila Mountains
  • Meet Bulgarian history and culture
  • Taste organic food such as mekitsi, yogurt or grilled trout at nearby restaurants
  • Travel in comfort through the Bulgarian countryside

Description

Depart Borovets in the morning and relax on the 2-hour drive to Rila Monastery in the Rila Mountains. Explore the largest and most important Orthodox cloister in Bulgaria when you get there. Admire the arcaded balconies and discover unique frescoes by one of the most famous painters of the Bulgarian National Revival period. See gilded iconostases, enjoy fabulous mountain views and learn about the monastery's history. Take some time to refuel with lunch at one of the local restaurants, where you can purchase local specialties such as 'mekitsi', a traditional Bulgarian dish of deep-fried dough made with yogurt.

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