Category: Kremikovtsi Monastery

Monastery of St. George the Victorious in Kremikov

Monastery of St. George the Victorious in Kremikov It is believed that the Kremikovtsi Monastery was founded during the reign of Tsar Ivan Alexander (1331 – 1371), but sure evidence of its existence is from the late 15th century.

In 1382, when the Ottomans conquered Sofia, the monastery was completely destroyed. The first specific statement relating to the Kremikovtsi Monastery dates back to 1493 when local nobleman helped for the reconstruction of the church.

During the Ottoman rule the monastery is an important literary and cultural center for the population of Sofia and many liturgical books have been copied there.  Read more

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