Granitsa Monastery of St. Luke

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Granitsa Monastery of St. Luke or Granishki ManastirGranitsa Monastery of St. Luke or Granishki ManastirThe Granitsa Monastery of St. Luke or Granishki Manastir lies at the foot of Osogovo Mountain, near the village of Granitsa, 8 km east of the town of Kyustendil.

The Monastery of St. Luke is established in the 10 century and according to a legend, here studied the famous Bulgarian St. Ivan Rilski.

In the 15th century the abbot of the monastery was Jacob, the father of the restorers of the Rila Monastery – Yoasaf, David and Theophanes, who were born in Granitsa. 

There is a fountain built-in the yard, dedicated to the three monks. The monastery is restored in 1948 and represents a complex of a basilica and a church on the west façade with a bell tower, and residential buildings. The Granitsa Monastery of St. Luke (Granitsa Monastery) does not offer accommodation.

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