A short Sunday trip to the cute monastery of Kremikovtsi

The Kremikovtsi Monastery is situated only 25km northeast from Sofia and dates back to the Second Bulgarian Empire in the 14th century, but it was destroyed by the Ottomans. Luckily, it was re-established in the 15th century.

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There are 2 churches - an old and a new one. You can easily recognise which is the old one.

The monastery's frescoes have a great value and are regarded as one of the most precious Bulgarian arts from the medieval period.

Right in front of the church, there is a courtyard with wooden tables and benches, which makes the Kremikovtsi Monastery a great choice for a picnic on sunny weekends. There is also a wonderful panoramic view of Sofia and Rila mountain, and leaving the place you can buy a jar of honey or jam.

A short Sunday trip to the cute monastery of Kremikovtsi A short Sunday trip to the cute monastery of Kremikovtsi Reviewed by Stanislava E. on March 14, 2016 Rating: 5


  1. The vibrant colors and architectural details are very nice looking! This sounds like it would be a nice spot for a picnic. You should definitely go back when its' warmer Sany :) Have a great week!

  2. Hello Sany! Actually, I dont think so or if there is any, I still didnt know. It truly looks amazing and peaceful, I believe it must be even more wonderful and quieter with the warmer weather now in spring. Wish i was there!:) Have a good week Sany, hugs! xo

  3. Unfortunately, we don't have any similar place where I live. There monasteries but they look quite different. Thanks for taking me there.

  4. Yes . I've been there. The views are amazing.

  5. I love the bright yellow and orange colours of this monastery!

  6. You're luck to live in a place where your have such stunning historical places, I don't have anything similar where I live. But that's one of the main reason that I love Europe in general, they are so rich in history and old architecture.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  7. It looks like a perfect escape from the city without going far away :) The history behind the monastery speaks for itself and your photos are as beautiful as usual. I really enjoy this virtual tour through Bulgaria :)
    There is a similar place near Barcelona. It's called Montserrat and the location of the monastery is breathtaking. It's a great quick escape :)

  8. Wonderful post!
    this place is just so beautiful, so mysterious and so magnificient!
    Thanks for sharing.


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