Rila Monastery is the biggest monastery in Bulgaria and it is one of the country’s symbols.
Situated around 125 km from Sofia, at 1300 m. altitude in the middle of forests and peaks of Rila mountain, this magnificent holy place is a favorite of a lot of Bulgarians and foreign guests.
Rila Monastery is a famous tourist landmark, not only because of its history and religious part but for its beauty and magnificent look. You have probably seen some photos of the monastery, but they don’t look all that impressive compared to the real view and the scales of this marvelous place.
This is absolutely a must-stop during your visit in Bulgaria and be sure you will want to come back.
The best way to reach Rila Monastery is either to drive there, or, if you’d prefer a guided tour, we recommend that you use a reputable travel agency as City Tour. Check out our small group tour to Rila monastery from Sofia.