rila Monastery & Blagoevgrad

full day Trip

Rila Monastery is definitely a must-see. Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monument. A charming example of the Bulgarian National Revival period, the monastery complex was declared a national historical monument in 1976 and became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.

Blagoevgrad is the economic and cultural centre of southwestern Bulgaria. It is located in the valley of the Struma River at the foot of the Rila Mountains. Blagoevgrad features a pedestrian downtown with preserved 19th-century architecture and numerous restaurants, cafés and boutiques. 

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Tour Program

  • Early morning departure from your hotel in Sofia.

  • Arriving at the monastery complex, sightseeing tour and free time with the possibility to visit the monastery’s museum, which hosts a rich collection of icons, historical and ethnographic exhibits.

  •  Departure from the monastery complex and visit to the city of Blagoevgrad.

  •  Free time for lunch, sightseeing and shopping.

  •  Departure from the city and late afternoon arrival in Sofia.


69 lv. adult price
35 lv. child price

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Wear comfortable shoes 

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