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World Tourism Day
27/09/2020 |
World Tourism Day

Today we celebrate World Tourism Day. The aim of this day is to inform the public worldwide about the importance of tourism, as well as its social, political, financial, and cultural value for all people around the world. Every year the World Tourism Day is dedicated to a specific topic and this year it is "Tourism and Rural Development". Rila Monastery Nature Park is a protected area with exceptional biodiversity and cultural and historical heritage on a national and...
Rila celebrates 51 years since its declaration as a town
10/09/2020 |
Rila celebrates 51 years since its declaration as a town

Today, the town of Rila, which has been home to the office of the Directorate of the Rila Monastery Nature Park for 20 years, celebrates its 51st anniversary since it was declared a city. This happened on September 10, 1969. The municipality of Rila includes the following settlements: the town of Rila - administrative center, the village of Smochevo, the village of Pastra, the village of Padala, and the settlement of Rila Monastery. The relief of the municipality has...


Day of Tourism in Bulgaria
27/08/2020 |
Day of Tourism in Bulgaria

Today we celebrate the Day of Tourism. The date of birth of organized tourism in Bulgaria is August 27, because in 1895 on the initiative of the writer Aleko Konstantinov 300 people climbed Cherni Vrah. Numerous tourist routes of different duration and difficulty pass through the territory of Rila Monastery Nature Park. If you plan to visit any of these routes, we will help you with detailed information in our visitor and information center, which is located on the...
Information about upcoming church holidays
14/08/2020 |
Information about upcoming church holidays

In connection with the upcoming Christian holidays of the Great Mother of God (August 15) and the Assumption of St. John of Rila (August 18), a large number of worshipers are expected to visit the Rila Monastery from 14 to 18 August, as well as areas of the park near the monastery. In this regard, we would like to inform you that the Road Infrastructure Agency is stopping the repair works on the road to the Rila Monastery in order to ensure the normal passage of visitors. If...