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Convent of The Dormition of The Virgin

Convent of The Dormition of The Virgin

The Arbanassi Convent of the Dormition of the Virgin is situated in the north-western part of the village. It was also probably first built in the Middle Ages because of its proximity to an old fort and a Roman road.

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Kilifarevo Monastery

Kilifarevo Monastery

The emergence of the Kilifarevo Monastery is closely connected with the name of Theodossius of Turnovo, an acknowledged Bulgarian Hesychast and man of letters. He settled in these parts towards 1348, a few years after the death of the famous Hesychast Gregory Sinait, whose...

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Petropavlovski Monastery

Petropavlovski Monastery

The Monastery of SS. Peter and Paul (known as Petropavlovski) is located 9km away from Veliko Turnovo, near the town of Lyaskovets. It is thought to have been first built in the first half of the 10th century. It was also known as Boyanovo Monastery, which led to the supposition...

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Plakovo Monastery of St Elijah

Plakovo Monastery of St Elijah

As the legend has it, the Plakovo Monastery of St Elijah was founded with the assistance of Tsar Ivan II Assen. Initially, it was situated in the Baluklii locality of the Elena Mountains, south of the present-day cloister. During the early decades of this century there still...

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Preobrazhenski Monastery

Preobrazhenski Monastery

Preobrazhenski Monastery is the biggest of the monasteries around Veliko Turnovo and the fourth largest in the country. It lies at a distance of 7 km from Veliko Turnovo in the wooded gorge of Derventa, below the caves in the cliffs which surround the Belyakovo Plateau.

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The Arbanassi Monastery of St. Nicholas

The Arbanassi Monastery of St. Nicholas

The Monastery of St. Nicolas lies in a small dale at the south-western end of Arbanassi. It is thought to have been founded by the family of the Assens. The monastery keeps one of the very few preserved Royal appartments in Bulgaria with original belongings of the Royal family.

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The Holy Trinity Monastery

The Holy Trinity Monastery

This monastery lies 6 km to the north of Veliko Turnovo. According to certain data the Monastery of the Holy Trinity was founded in 1070 by Georgi, a churchwarden and his son, Kalin, but it is thought more probable that it was built by Patriarch Euthymius with the help of Tsar...

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The Kapinovo Monastery of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker

The Kapinovo Monastery of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker

An inscription on the eastern facade, above the apse of the Kapinovo Monastery's cathedral church reads thus: "And first was there raised in the year 1272 a temple named the Holy Trinity, renovated in 1835." This text clearly and definitely states that until 1835, on the site of...

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