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Rozhen Monastery Rozhdestvo Bogorodichno, Rozhen

Rozhen Monastery Rozhdestvo Bogorodichno, Rozhen

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Rozhen Monastery is the biggest monastery in the Pirin Mountain in southwest Bulgaria. It is located around 6 km from the town of Melnik, the smalles town in Bulgaria. It is still not confirmed who and when has build the monastery.The archaeological evidence found in that area are from 13th century.The monastery church was built before 15th century and painted at the end of 16th century. In the recent day the complex is still functioning and is inhabited by monks.

Rozhen Monastery Rozhdestvo Bogorodichno, Rozhen
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Rozhen Monastery Rozhdestvo Bogorodichno, Rozhen

Rozhen Monastery Rozhdestvo Bogorodichno, Rozhen

Rozhen Monastery Rozhdestvo Bogorodichno, Rozhen

Rozhen Monastery Rozhdestvo Bogorodichno, Rozhen

Rozhen Monastery Rozhdestvo Bogorodichno, Rozhen

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