Bulgaria Spiritual Places

In the post-socialism years many Bulgarians rediscovered religion. There has been a raise in the number of Protestants alongside the official Eastern Orthodox Christians and Muslims.

The traditional Jewish, Armenian Orthodox and Catholic communities have too experienced a revival. In general Bulgarians are tolerant religion-wise. You may witness smooth cocktails of pagan beliefs and modern spiritual teachings mixed with traditional religion and agnostic pragmatism. Although there is rarely a unified agreement on the religious matters, Bulgarians value and look after the numerous spiritual and holy places and temples scattered all over the country. Some of these are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and in the Top Ten section, others we have tried to list briefly here but there is definitely more to see should you decide to explore this country.

Rila Monastery

The Rila Monastery, which is the biggest monastery in Bulgaria, is located only 100 km from Sofia and close to the famous Borovets ski resort. Follow the International E79 route from Sofia t......

Kremikovtsi Monastery

Kremikovtsi Monastery is a superb destination for a one day trip out of Sofia. It is located only 20 km northeast from the capital on the southern slopes of the Stara Planina mountain, about half an h...

St George Rotunda Church

St George Rotunda Church is the oldest architectural monument in Sofia and undoubtedly one of the most interesting. Some studies refer to it as the living illustration of the history of the Bulgarian....

Boyana Church

Located on the outskirts of the capital city lies Boyana Church, an old Medieval Orthodox Church, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and a living testimony of the Bulgarian contribution to Eur...

Sofia Synagogue

Shalom and welcome to the biggest Sephardic Jewish temple in Europe - the Sofia Synagogue. It is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 till 13:30 and from 14:00 till 16.30. The entrance fee is symbolic (plus p...