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  • Sharon Turner

    The domed porch surrounding the church is painted with intensely colorful frescoes, which have been recently cleaned and restored and really glow.

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    Rila Monastery, in the mountains 117km south of Sofia, Bulgaria.

  • Brittany Bovard

    frescoes cover the domed porch surrounding Rila Monastery, Bulgaria - favortie place in Bulgaria

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Rila Monastery, in the mountains 117km south of Sofia, Bulgaria.

interior frescoes, Rila Monastery,Rila Monastery The most impressive monastery compound in Bulgaria of exceptional architectural and artistic merits. Founded in the 10th century, rebuilt in the 13th-14th century, a literary centre in the 15th century and completed in its present-day striking appearance during the 19thcentury. A spiritual centre of the Bulgarian people, it is located inthe Northwest part of the Rila Mountain, about 20 km from the town ofRila and about 120 km from Sofia.

Painted doorway at Rila Monastery. San Francisco artist Lynne Rutter visited and photographed the monastery located in the mountains 117km south of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Incredible. San Francisco artist Lynne Rutter visited and photographed Rila Monastery, in the mountains 117km south of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Rila Monastery, the largest and most famous monastery in Bulgaria (by Tovsla).

The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria.

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria ~The religious art work was just BEAUTIFUL

Rila Monastery. "The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery (Bulgarian: Рилски манастир, Rilski manastir) is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria."

Archangels: detail of a fresco in the Rila porch