Sofia: Full Day Trip to Troyan Monastery With Lunch
Stroll around one of Sofia’s most spiritual and historic sites, the Troyan Monastery. Witness the miracle-working icon of the “Holy Virgin Troerouchitsa”, learn about the history of the site, and then enjoy a traditional 3-course lunch.
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- Explore the centuries-old extraordinary architecture
- Marvel at the miracle-working icon of ''Holy Virgin Troerouchitsa''
- Gaze up at the supreme masterpiece of woodcarving
- Discover the monastery's history and culture
- Enjoy a delicious traditional Bulgarian 3-course meal
DescriptionDiscover one of the most important historical monuments in Bulgaria. The Troyan Monastery is the third largest in Burlagia and known for its national cultural significance. The monastery is situated in the beautiful valley of the Cherni Osam river, 170 km from Sofia. Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Sofia and travel to the town of Troyan when your guide will take you on an insightful tour of the captivating religious Eastern Orthodox monastery. This monastery was first founded in 1600 and reconstructed in the 1800s to the architectural style you see today. Learn about the significant architectural and cultural changes to the monument and the people who orchestrated the changes. Gaze at the crossed dome, built from stone, and admire the incredibly unique frescoes by Zahari Zograf. Marvel at the bible scenes presented in the paintings, as well as a wonderful self-portrait, portraits of donors, the images of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, images of Bulgarian patriarchs and tsars, as well as saints. Next, visit the miraculous icon “St. Mary Troeruchitsa” which means three-handed Virgin Mary. Feel the power of this religious monument which was kept in the monastery until the 13th century, after which it was carried over to Serbia before being returned to the monastery in 17th century. Learn everything you need to know about this incredible site from your experienced guide, and immerse yourself in the spiritual serenity of the monastery as you wander around and explore.
IncludesTransport by air-conditioned car, minibus or coach Guided tour Entrance fee to Troyan Monastery 3-course lunch
Easy cancellationCancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
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