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- Chiprovtsi Monastery
- Alt Name:
- Chiprovski Manastir
- Early Medieval (500AD-1000AD)
- Eastern Europe
- 900AD - 999AD
- Boyana Church,
about Chiprovtsi Monastery
The Chiprovtsi Monastery is a small monastic centre which lies about 5km from the town of Chiprovtsi, dedicated to St. John of Rila (also known as St Ivan).
The first building to be constructed on the site was probably built in the tenth century during the First Bulgarian Empire, when the area became increasingly Christianised. The Chiprovtsi Monastery has since served as a centre of learning and religious study and is still a functioning monastery today.
The history of the Chiprovtsi Monastery has often been turbulent. The monastery has been destroyed several times, with the worst destruction occurring after the failed Chiprovtsi Uprising. The current site was built in 1829.
Today, it is possible to visit the Chiprovtsi Monastery, though keep in mind that, as this is a working monastery, visiting times and access may be limited.
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Address: Chiprovtsi Monastery, Chiprovtsi, Bulgaria
Phone: Contact Tourist Board
The Chiprovtsi Monastery is about 5km from Chiprovtsi and lies on the road between Zhelezna and Belimel.
The famous Chiprovtzi carpets are handmade from pure wool on a vertical loom. Even today they find markets all over the world, and now in thousands Bulgarian homes the colours of nature in Chiprovtsi beam, collected and immortalized by the tender hands of the carpet masters in Chiprovtzi.
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