A daily trip around Sofia to the Seven Altars monastery


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If you haven't already noticed, then you should know that there are numerous examples of small and big Bulgarian monasteries. Let me take you to the next one described in this blog - The Seven Altars. Situated only 80km away from Sofia, the road to it passes the picturesque Iskar gorge. The tiny road to it surprised me and I arrived at a renovated and well-maintained monastery. The backyard was a little heaven with small statues here and there. A huge redwood was also part of the scenery.






Quiet and peaceful, it dates back since the reign of Petar Delyan between the years 1040 - 1041. Its name comes from a legend telling about seven boyars that settled in the area. This is said to be the only monastery with 7 altars in the entire country. It was a home of revolutionists, as well as it served as a school for a while.


As you can see, the monastery looks quite preserved and it feels like time has stopped here.


If you happen to be in this part of Bulgaria, one of the day trips around Sofia you can organise is a hike to the Vazov's eco path and a visit to the other very beautiful Cherepish monastery.


A daily trip around Sofia to the Seven Altars monastery A daily trip around Sofia to the Seven Altars monastery Reviewed by Stanislava E. on November 25, 2016 Rating: 5

25 comments:

  1. It's really nice how the monasteries in Bulgaria are open to visitors. The Seven Altars looks really scenic and serene at the time. Thanks for showing us around Sany! Happy weekend to you!

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    1. Yes, monasteries in Bulgaria are a travelling destination for many. You're welcome, Rowena!

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  2. Hello Stanislava!
    Another great place I'm visiting with these wonderful pictures!
    thanks for the escape.
    And enjoy your weekend!
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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Helena! Happy weekend!

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  3. Поредното място, за което не съм чувала :) Много харесвам българските манастири. Надявам се, че и този ще посетя един ден :)

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    1. Манастирът е много добре поддържан и се намира на изключително спокойно място. Пожелавам ти скоро да го посетиш :)

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  4. Such a neat place! Have you ever thought about writing a tourist guide for visitors to Bulgaria? You know so many interesting places and you have insider knowledge.

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    1. Thank you, Anouk! I haven't thought of it, but I consider my blog something like a guide for anyone who is eager to visit Bulgaria:)

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  5. Zdravei Sany!

    Monastery historic buildings like these are one of my favorite things about Bulgaria. It all looks so beautiful and homey. Plus, the views from the balconies have stuck into my memory and are a sight that cannot be seen anywhere else.

    Vesel den i 6tastliva nova sedmica.

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    1. Здравей, Ради! I couldn't have said it better - monasteries here are indeed homey and when they are well-maintained, they look so pretty on the outside. Thank you for stopping by! Успешна седмица и на теб!

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  6. oh it just looks so lovely!

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  7. Hello Sany! Definitely a place where I wish I was now, looks so calm and peaceful indeed, I do enjoy this kind of location, the monastery is just remarkable and and picturesque. Have a great week Sany, hugs! xo

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    1. Thank you, Lilli! The monastery is very picturesque indeed.

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  8. This is such a cute monastery and looks so picturesque. You always take such lovely photographs which really capture the place you are visiting so well :) x

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  9. I agree with Rowena, it's lovely that the monasteries are open to visitors and I'm pleasantly surprised at how well preserved they are too. I had no idea about Sofia at all before reading your blog but it's in my list to visit now.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. So happy to hear this, Shireen! Thank you very much!

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  10. I think out of all of the bloggers who are in Bulgaria that I've followed, you seem to capture it so beautifully. I quite like some places like this when it seems like time has stopped, regarding aesthetics and buildings alike. Thanks for sharing, Sany.

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  11. What a beautiful place to visit. Looks relaxing to be there. :)

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  12. Hi Sany! It's really lovely that The Seven Altars is opened for visitors, totally agree with you that the backyard looks like little heaven, what a peaceful and picturesque location! What's more, this monastery has unique windows and balconies and like always, I enjoyed to read the legend, you know that I love such a facts about new destinations and places :D
    Have a lovely evening, Sany! :)

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    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed reading about this monastery, Ivonne. Yes, the paintings on the balcony are so pretty. Thank you for your kind words!

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  13. What a gorgeous slice of history and like you said, so well preserved! I wish I had these kind of historic sites in my own backyard

    Sxx
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  14. Wow, I see that your blog is changing and it looks professional, dear friend, can't wait for your new post :)
    Have a lovely evening, dear Sany!

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  15. Наистина не бях чувала за този манастир, но пък има толкова много кътчета из нашата страна, които не съм посещавала все още. Хубави снимки!

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