Rila Monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site (Bulgaria)
The single-day trip to Rila
Monastery (UNESCO World Heritage Site) is available in May, July and August, 2016 as a part of the field school
program of sevarl BHFS projects and is covered by the admission fee.
The trip envisions visit of the Monastery founded in
the 10th century by the Bulgarian hermit monk Sveti Ivan Rilski (St.
John of Rila) and its catholicon as well as the Orlitsa Nunnery built between 14th
and 19th century. Admission to the Rila Monastery Museum and the
Tower of Hrelio (1334-1335) is optional and costs app. 6 EUR.