The Monastery of the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ is located on the Yantra River, 6 km north of Veliko Tarnovo near the village of Samovodene.
The Monastery is the largest of the monasteries located around Veliko Tarnovo and the 4th largest in Bulgaria. It was founded during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom in 13-14th century.
The building of the Monastery is connected with the personality of the second wife of the Bulgarian Tsar Ivan Alexander – Sarah and their son Ivan Shishman who donated a lot of money for its reconstruction and repair. Read more