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    Monastery of St. George

    • Glozhene, Bulgaria
    • Monastery of St. George$$
    • +359 889 55 22 33
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      Monastery of St. George is located 17 km from the village of Glozhene, so it is also called Monastery Glozhene. Holy monastery perched on a cliff top Teteven mountain. The first monastery was built in the 13th century Kievan prince glozhit who received a gift from the Bulgarian Tsar local area. In the 18th century, the monks rebuilt the monastery on higher ground to save it from the Turks.

      Built monastery church was twice destroyed by an earthquake; the church that visitors see today was built in 1931. It presents preserved from the first church carved iconostasis, which, according to tradition, is an icon, brought Prince glozhit from Kiev-Pechora Monastery.

      Since 2006, the monastery of St. George declared a monument of history and architecture.

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