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Rila Monastery, southwestern Rila Mountains, 73 mi south of the capital Sofia in the deep valley of the Rilska River. Rila Monastery was founded in the 10th century by St. John of Rila, a hermit canonized by the Orthodox Church. His dwelling and tomb became a holy site and were transformed into a monastic complex which played an important role in the spiritual and social life of medieval Bulgaria.