Popular Name

Bukorovski Monastery

Orthodox Name

St. George

Region

Sofia

Location

Location - Bukorovski Monastery

The Bukorovtsi monastery “St. George the Victorious” rises in the a plain close to the village of Bukorovtsi, some 8,2 km. away from the town of Godech and about 50km to the northwest of Sofia.

History

The Bukorovtsi monastery is the only monastery in Bulgaria that has five churches within its limits – reportedly there are only two other such monasteries in the world. At present the only church that is open to visitors is “St. George”, while the other four (St. Petka, St. St. Cyril and Methodius, St. Nedelya and All Saints) are in need of clearance and restoration. Information on the history of the monastery is extremely scarce. It is known that the monastery was built over the foundations of 5 old churches and that excavations uncovered the oldest calendar in Europe, having the shape of a turtle. The stone, over which “the turtle” was found, has been preserved, too. At present, monks or nuns do not live in the monastery. The Bukorovtsi cloister has been looked after by an old woman, Granma Tsetsa for many years now. On Easter and St. George’s Day, a ceremonial service is conducted at the monastery.

Accommodation

Neither food, nor accommodation is offered.

Transport

The monastery can be reached from the town of Godech by following the road to the villages of Tuden and Razboishte. After exiting Tuden and before entering Razboishte, one needs to take a signed dirty offroad to the left that leads to the monastery. The dirty road is slightly more than a kilometer long but is hard to pass by car during winter or when rainy.

Photo Gallery

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Bukorovski Monastery - the Bell Tower
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Bukorovski Monastery - the Complex
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Bukorovski Monastery - inside the Church
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Bukorovski Monastery - the Church
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Bukorovski Monastery - the Church
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Bukorovski Monastery - the Church
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Bukorovski Monastery - the Church
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Bukorovski Monastery - the Complex
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Bukorovski Monastery - the Church
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Bukorovski Monastery - inside the Church
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Bukorovski Monastery - inside the Church
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Bukorovski Monastery
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Bukorovski Monastery - the Complex
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Bukorovski Monastery - inside the Church

Ratings

History: 6.00

Architecture: 6.50

Location: 9.00

Overall Rating: 7.16

Our Presentation: 7.50

Total Votes: 2

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