In the monastery were found several precious manuscripts.
According to the legends it was built under the reign of Tsar Samuil. During the Ottoman rule the Kokalyanski Monastery was burned out 2 times, but after the National Liberation it was reconstructed.
The beautiful nature around makes the area an attractive destination for hiking and sightseeing. A popular tourist track is from the village of Koaklyane through the Kokalyansko Hanche (Kokalyansko inn) and Dqwolski most (Devil’s Bridge) to the village of Zheleznitsa.