Last weekend on our road trip we made it up to Rila Monastery. It's the largest and most well known monastery in Bulgaria. Founded in the 10th century, it's revered for its architecture and size and is hugely popular with tourists and Bulgarians alike. In 1983 it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site and if you come to Bulgaria, you simply must see it for yourself. Rila is a shining example of Bulgarian Renaissance architecture. The artistic designs on the exterior as well as the frescoes inside the church are stunningly beautiful.
|The exterior paint is like something out of an M.C. Escher print|
|Entrance to the complex|