Preobrazhenie Monastery dates back to the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. It is located amidst a gorgeous lime-tree forest, under the vertical jagged cliffs in the ravine of the Yantra River, some 6 km north from Veliko Tarnovo. It was restored to its present-day shape in 1825. The church was completed by the peerless master Kolyo Ficheto. The Preobrazhenie church is a striking masterpiece of both architecture and iconography.