The Rozhen Monastery has existed since the Second Bulgarian Kingdom in the Middle Ages. It is situated near the ancient town of Melnik in the south-west part of the country, close to the Greek border.
The architecture of the Rozhen Monastery is very impressive.
The church in its yard, built in 1600, was renewed and painted in the 18th century. It contains a wealth of splendid stained glass, openwork wood carvings and old icons. Read more
The city of Melnik is located in the southern part of Bulgaria, at the foot of the Pirin Mountains.
The name of the city was given by the Slavs. This is the smallest Bulgarian city (with a population of 200 people).
Melnik is famous because of its architecture of the Bulgarian national revival period, the popular Melnik wine which is being exported all around the worlds, as well as the Melnik pyramids (natural cave formations about 100 meter high, with sand basis and ever-changing shape; on their tops deciduous trees and grass grow). Read more