The Glozhene Monastery

The Glozhene Monastery of “St. George the Victorious” is situated at 840 m above sea level on a rocky hill in the Teteven Valley. According to legend it was founded in the 13th century by the Kiev Prince Glozh. The monastery church was erected after the creation of the monastery in the 14th century, but was destroyed by earthquake in 1913 along with its frescoes. The modern church (the white building) was constructed in 1951 on the grounds of the old one.

Photograph above: skero  Photographs below: Klearchos Kapoutsis.
The Monastery is situated at a distance of about 15 km from the town of Teteven and at 17 km from the village of Glozhene, where its name comes from. It was declared an architectural, constructional and historical monument by Protocol of the National Cultural Monuments Council of 19 June 2006. In nowadays the monastery is still an active male monastery.

Photographs below: BulgariaTravel 
Source: BulgariaTravel, Wikipedia

See my other posts about Bulgaria:

The Rila Monastery
My trip to Kalofer
Bulgarian Revival Architecture
My trip to Lovech
I ♥ Plovdiv
I ♥ Plovdiv | Part 2 of 3
I ♥ Plovdiv | Part 3 of 3
My Trip to Burgas

6 responses

  1. what a perfect setting for a life of peaceful meditation 🙂


    10/10/2012 at 12:41 PMOct

  2. Looks like a lovely place to live in peace.


    10/10/2012 at 12:41 PMOct

    • Nadia Alzayat

      Agree 😉


      10/10/2012 at 12:41 PMOct

  3. Great photos, Nadia. This is about as good an example of indigenous architecture as I’ve seen. And, very appealing.


    10/10/2012 at 12:41 PMOct

  4. Cool Place



    22/10/2012 at 12:41 PMOct

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