Bachkovo Monastery

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  • Address: 86, 4251 Plovdiv and the Valley of the Kings, Bulgaria.
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +359-3327277
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Church, Museums, Monument

The Bachkovo Monastery, also known as the Petritsoni Monastery or Monastery of the Mother of God Petritzonitissa in Bulgaria, is one of the oldest and largest Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Europe. It is considered to be an important monument of Christian architecture, which is offers a unique combination of Byzantine, Georgian and Bulgarian culture. This site has undergone several restorations and reconstructions over the period of time. It is the final resting place of both Patriarch Euthymius (1330-1404) and Patriarch Cyril (1953-71). The monastery is also a National monument of culture, art and traditions. It is possible for you to stay at the monastery, to be a part of an Orthodox mass held here. Highlights and must sees include:

  • The Ossuary – Only surviving part of the original structure.
  • The Cathedral Church of the Virgin Mary – built in the place of the monastery’s oldest church destroyed by the Turks.
  • The Church of the Archangels.
  • Diospyros Tree – brought from Georgia more than 2 centuries ago.
  • The Museum of the Monastery and the works of art.
  • The ‘’Panorama” mural.
  • The 14th century Virgin Mary icon.

Bachkovo Monastery Travel Tips

  • The walkaway to the monastery gates has dozens of small stalls selling tourist knickknacks. You can try Rhodopean specialties and fast foods here.

Entrance Ticket Details For Bachkovo Monastery

  • Free: Admission to the monastery grounds.
  • LEV 4: Admission to the refectory.
  • LEV 5: Guided tour of the refectory.

How to Reach Bachkovo Monastery

  • Walk or hire a taxi.
  • Ask a local for bus details.

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  • Bachkovo Monastery Address: 86, 4251 Plovdiv and the Valley of the Kings, Bulgaria.
  • Bachkovo Monastery Contact Number: +359-3327277
  • Bachkovo Monastery Timing: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Bachkovo Monastery(preferred time): 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Bachkovo Monastery: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 64.36% of people who visit Plovdiv include Bachkovo Monastery in their plan

  • 75% of people start their Bachkovo Monastery visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Bachkovo Monastery

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