Riga Monastery, Bulgaria

Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery Trips

Rising out of the forested Rila Mountains, in the valley of the Rilska River, the Rila Monastery sits at 1147m above sea level. Founded in the 10th century by a hermit, later canoised as St John of Rila, there has been a spiritual site here for more than a millenium.

Today Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria's most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments, and it's a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Rila Monastery Adventure Holidays

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Discover North Macedonia and get a taste of Bulgaria and Kosovo

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Ages: 16+
10 Days
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I am ashamed to say that until we started looking for our next trip I had never heard of the...

Steve Braysher, 2022 Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains

A memorable walking holiday. The walks were through forests, gorges and beautiful wildflower...

marilyn carroll, 2019 Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains

This was an excellent trip in a relatively unspoilt and bucolic part of the world. The Rodopi...

John Murray, 2019 Bulgaria: Rodopi Mountains