Bulgaria’s Rila Monastery

Spring is a wonderful time to see Rila Monastery, a UNESCO Heritage site and a place that not only tops any must-see list in the Balkans but is held dearly in the Bulgarian national consciousness. It was built by an order led by Ivan Rilski, a 10th-century hermit, and became a sanctuary for Bulgarian culture through 500 years of Ottoman rule that lasted until the late 19th century. After having ... Read Full Article