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CastleIn the years of foreign national domination the religion was a consolidating factor for the enslaved Bulgarian people in saving them from the assimilative policy of the conquerors.

The Bulgarian monasteries were centers of enlightenment and culture in these difficult times. Brilliant examples of medieval literature and art were preserved in them and many iconographic works were created.

More than 120 monasteries in Bulgaria still fascinate visitors with their magnificent architecture, rich history and beautiful nature surrounding. Each of them has its own appearance and intriguing story but they all keep the Bulgarian spirit and faith.

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  1. […] monuments (7 of which areĀ in the UNESCO world culture heritage list), 36 culture reserves, 160 monasteries, 330 museums and […]

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