Природен парк Рилски манастир Directorate of Rila Monastery Nature Park
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1076 years from the Dormition of St. John of Rila
18/08/2022 |
1076 years from the Dormition of St. John of Rila

Today we mark the 1076th anniversary of the Dormition of Saint John of Rila. Every year in the Rila Holy Monastery, this bright holiday is celebrated with an all-night vigil and a bishop's holy liturgy. Hundreds of Orthodox Christians from different parts of the country arrive at the monastery to bow before the Rila saint. St. Ioan of Rila is revered as the greatest Bulgarian saint, the heavenly patron of Bulgaria, and the intercessor of our people before God. On this...
we celebrate one of the biggest Christian holidays - Assumption of the Virgin Mary
15/08/2022 |
we celebrate one of the biggest Christian holidays - Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Today we celebrate one of the biggest Christian holidays - Assumption of the Virgin, better known as the Great Virgin. On this day, hundreds of pilgrims traditionally come to the Rila Monastery. In addition to the monastery, pilgrims traditionally go to the surrounding recreation areas, built by the park directorate. We call on all worshipers and visitors to the nature park to comply with the provisions of the order of the Director of the Directorate of Nature Park "Rila...
Renovated information boards
27/07/2022 |
Renovated information boards

The dendrological route in the "Rila Monastery" Nature Park awaits you with updated entrance information signs. The forest inspectors of the park directorate placed new specimens of the characteristic tree species found along this specialized route. The path starts immediately above Bachkova Cheshma, passes through the grave of Saint Ivan of Rila, and descends on the road to the Rila Monastery. Along it you can find an extraordinary variety of about 33 tree and shrub species,...
Camping place in Rila Monastery Nature Park
07/07/2022 |
Camping place in Rila Monastery Nature Park

Due to the frequent inquiries about camping on the territory of the "Rila Monastery" Nature Park, we inform you that according to the Park Management Plan, the area designated for camping is located in the Dolen govedarnik area (you can see it on the map) and is marked with information signs boards that are visible on the pictures.