This is another day trip we took a few weeks ago. Built in the 13th century, Glozhene was originally two monasteries connected by an underground tunnel but one was destroyed by an earthquake in 1928. The tunnel was used many times as an escape route by Vasil Levski, the famed Bulgarian revolutionary who fought for Bulgaria's freedom from the Ottoman empire.
Its location offers fabulous views of the mountains and villages below.
The original church had been built in the 14th century but was also destroyed by an earthquake in 1913. The current church was constructed in 1951.