Dryanovo Monastery, Dryanovo

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The Dryanovo Monastery is a functioning Bulgarian Orthodox monastery situated in the Andaka River Valley, in Bulgarka Nature Park in the central part of Bulgaria five kilometers away from the town of Dryanovo. It was founded in the 12th century, during the Second Bulgarian Empire, and is dedicated to Archangel Michael. Twice burnt down and pillaged during the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, the monastery was restored at it present place in 1845. It was the site of several battles during the April Uprising of 1876.
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  • The complex not only houses the Monastery, which is well preserved and holds many historical relics, but also the Bacho Kiro Cave, an eco trail, a park and a tavern where you can rest and eat well bef...  more »
  • It is a monastery like so many others that you can see in Bulgaria. The only thing that sets it apart is the ossuary monument that has right in front of the front door. Nothing remarkable.
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