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Dryanovo Monastery "St. Archangel Michael"
The Monastery is situated in northern Bulgaria in the beautiful, green vegetation Dryanovska River and surrounded by high limestone cliffs, turning it as a fortress. Located near Dryanovo. The town is reached by car and by rail on the line Rousse-Momchilgrad.Monastery entirely inhabited by monks and is operational. Was founded in the second Bulgarian Empire under Tsar Kaloyan after the relics of St. Michael Soldier of Potuka in Tarnovo. The procession spend the night along the river Dryanovska and sacred place now stands the monastery. For centuries Dryanovo monastery was a center of Bulgarian education and culture. Has twice been destroyed by the Turks, but was quickly restored to maintain strong Bulgarian spirit. Today is the only remaining part of the temple and he did not in its original form.
The monastery found shelter many leaders and revolutionaries.During the national liberation struggle is housed Father Matthew Transfiguration, and in 1871 Vasil Levski. In 1876 the monastery was hiding the detachment of Pop Hariton during the April uprising, after heavy fighting insurgents were defeated, and the monastery tumble to the ground. In 1880 was partially reconstructed in 1877 the main church was solemnly consecrated. In 1897 he was a monument in honor of the dead insurgents. The temple is no murals on the walls visible bullet holes reminding us of the hard life and suffering of enslaved Bulgarians In memory of the dead rebels now there is the ossuary with a bell tower in the spirit of the Renaissance arhitektura.Do it in a small building is arranged a modest exhibition of valuable icons.
Monastery is one of the ten most revered holy sites of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church declared a national monument and tourist is preferred by many tourists. Cloister is one hundred tourist site of the Bulgarian Tourist Union. The monastery offers accommodation and provides food for posititelite decided to spend the night in this place, loaded with spiritual energy. Above the monastery lies the majestic and magnificent cave "Bacho Kiro.Spored researchers cave was inhabited during the Stone epoha.Vodopada will delight everyone ended up in front of him, we can not remain indifferent and the beautiful karst spring with brilliant crystal purity nearby ..situated and lodge the same name that offers comfort and serenity of nature.