Print the page content is only available to registered and logged in users and only as a tourbook!

Chiprovtsi Monastery

Worth visiting

Added on 31 Dec 2020,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 31 Dec 2020

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

ForeBalkan

Route

0,2 km

busy

 

Please wait - map data are loading

Type of sights

Abbey/convent

 

Name and address

Chiprovtsi Monastery

BG-3467 Железна / Zhelezna

Geodetic coordinates

43.403800 22.934000

Communication

Phone

+359 ∎∎∎ ∎∎∎∎∎

Chiprovtsi Monastery
Chiprovtsi Monastery
Chiprovtsi Monastery
Chiprovtsi Monastery
Chiprovtsi Monastery
Chiprovtsi Monastery

Chiprovtsi Monastery (Bulgarian: Чипровски манастир, Chiprovski manastir) is a Bulgarian Orthodox monastery 5 kilometres northeast of the town of Chiprovtsi Wikipedia Icon in Montana Province in northwestern Bulgaria. It belongs to the diocese of Vidin and lies in the valley of the Ogosta river.

According to Petar Bogdan, the monastery was built in the 10th century and remained a religious and cultural centre despite Tatar and Magyar raids in the 13th century, the Ottoman invasion in the 14th century and Michael the Brave's raids in the 16th century. The monastery has been razed six times, in 1412, 1688, 1806, 1828, 1837 and 1876, with the one of 1688 after the Chiprovtsi Uprising being particularly devastating. The current monastery church was built in 1829.

The Chiprovtsi Monastery consists of a church dedicated to Saint John of Rila, residential buildings, a small graveyard and a three-storey tower featuring an ossuary, a chapel and a belfry.

Information about copyright

Rights characteristic / license

by-sa: CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-ShareAlike

Link to the description of the license

creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Chiprovtsi Monastery', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 October 2015, 01:35 UTC, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Chiprovtsi_Monastery&oldid=686257751 [accessed 31 December 2020]

taken over / edited on

31 Dec 2020

taken over / edited by

biroto-Redaktion

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

ForeBalkan

Route

0,2 km

Added on 31 Dec 2020,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 31 Dec 2020