Iglika Palace Hotel
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... up in what became Syria and Iran, as well as Turkey. Because they came from Egypt, they were called gypsies. The Roma began settling in the Balkans during the 4th and 5th centuries, and today there are approximately 300-500,000 Roma in Bulgaria. The ones who live in the east are mostly Muslim, and the ones in the west are mostly Christian. They are different from the "travelers" of western Europe in that they do, in fact, settle in one place and, despite choosing to live in ...
... to visit Rila Monastery by public transport, your options are:
DUPNISTA - MONASTERY: 0640am and 1415pm (1.5 hour journey)
MONASTERY - DUPNISTA: 1700pm
The church with its frescoes at the monastery are beautiful! Really detailed, colourful and I'm sure if you had someone to help you interpret them, also very meaningful! With the mountain back drop, this is a beautiful place to come visit. I very much enjoyed it. Mr Nice Guy then took me to eat a late lunch ...
... and attracts a huge number of tourists. Sadly today only 7 monks still live there but 70 people are employed by the monastery and it surrounding grounds.
After a couple of hours wondering around and a friendly chat to the local Policeman we were on the road again heading Sofia. On our way around the Sofia ring road we came across the National Museum and decided to pay a visit. The building used ...
Today we visited a gorgeous, serene monastery in the lush mountains of Bulgaria. It was so nice to be in nature after spending an entire month just in cities. In addition to the great landscape surrounding the monastery, the architecture and decor of the structures was ...
... came with the church when it was built a looooong time ago. It hasn't been restored. Over top, the second layer is also ancient, but was put on when the church expanded. Because St. Nicholas was the local patron saint at the time, the king had the artist paint lots of pictures of him. I just can't get over how different Santa Claus looked before Coke got to him and closer to the time he actually lived.
However, St. Nick, and many of the other saints on ...