Category: Monastery of the Assumption in Izvor

Monastery of the Assumption in Izvor

Monastery of the Assumption in Izvor or Izvorski ManastirMonastery of the Assumption in Izvor or Izvorski ManastirThe Monastery of the Assumption in Izvor or Izvorski Manastir is located 2 km south of the village of Izvor, 9 km from the town of Dimovo and about 40 km from Vidin.

Legend has it that the Izvor Monastery is built in the 12th century by the Russian prince Izvor Tavorski.

After the fall of the Vidin Kingdom the monastery got plundered and destroyed by the Turks, almost all the monks were killed, and the survivors left the monastery in desolation.  Read more

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