Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery, photo by Raggatt2000
Rila Monastery (photo by Raggatt2000)
 

Rila Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in southwestern Bulgaria.

Founded in the 10th century, it is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria.

The entire church is decorated with beautiful wood-carvings, and is also known for its gold-plated iconostasis.

Rila Monastery is scenically situated in the Rila Mountains south of Sofia, in the valley of the Rilska River.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Mountain Camping Rila

Mountain Camping Rila

Offering a garden and barbecue, Mountain Camping Rila is set in Prodanovtsi. Sofia is 42 km away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property. All units have a seating area. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a dishwasher and oven. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$25

$25-
Apartment Aspen

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$26

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Hotel Kardinal

Hotel Kardinal

A few-minute walk from the centre of Blagoevgrad, Hotel Kardinal features an à-la-carte restaurant with a summer terrace, offers air-conditioned rooms with cable TV, and provides Wi-Fi in the entire building for free. Average score from 6 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$26 - $29

$26-
Centaur Hotel

Centaur Hotel

This hotel is situated in the town of Rila, next to a bus stop and on the road towards the Rila Monastery. It features free Wi-Fi and free parking. All rooms at Centaur Hotel have a balcony overlooking the picturesque Rila Mountains. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$26 - $128

$26-
Studio in Borovets Gardens Complex

Studio in Borovets Gardens Complex

Located 700 metres from Ski center Borovets and 1.8 km from Yastrebets Express, Studio in Borovets Gardens Complex offers accommodation in Borovets. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

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Apartment Lili

Apartment Lili

Set in Blagoevgrad, Apartment Lili is an apartment boasting a terrace. The property is 38 km from Bansko and private parking is offered. Free WiFi is provided . There is a seating area and a kitchen complete with an oven and a fridge. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$26

$26-
Hotel Hermes

Hotel Hermes

Hotel Hermes is located in the mountain resort of Bansko. There is a parking area for 35 cars and free shuttle to the ski lift. There are also spa services like sauna, steam bath and hot tub, which are free of charge. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$26

$26-
Predel Hut

Predel Hut

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Hotel Zornitza

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Kalistrina House

Kalistrina House

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Lili Guest House

Lili Guest House

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Vyara Guest House

Vyara Guest House

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$27 - $53

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Niko Hotel

Niko Hotel

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$27 - $64

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St.George Hotel

St.George Hotel

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$27

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Studio Iglika

Studio Iglika

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Aparthotel Borovets Gardens

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