If you are looking for a rural retreat located in a magical area, monastery towns in Bulgaria are great for that. Take a look at our pick of Bulgarian properties near a monastery hotspot, such as Dryanovo.
Bulgaria’s Orthodox religious beliefs are ingrained into the country’s rich cultural and historical heritage with around 120 monasteries hidden in remote mountains, surrounded by panoramic scenery and terrific natural setting. Each monastery is unique with its own intriguing history and architectural legacy.
Dryanovo is also situated at the northern foot of the Balkans near Gabrovo. It lies in a picturesque gorge close to the Dryanovo River, about 4 km away from the fascinating Dryanovo Monastery, which was established by two rebel bolyars from the former Bulgarian capital Veliko Tarnovo.
The monastery provided shelter to many monks during the 14th century, however and the beginning of the 15th century, the monastery was destroyed by invading Ottoman troops. Later, in the 17th century, it was reconstructed to its present state. Its single nave was partly buried underground. The monastery became a religious and cultural centre boasting one of the largest and best preserved cloisters in the Veliko Turnovo region and today it as amongst Bulgaria’s most visited tourist sites.
Prices for renovated Bulgarian houses in this area stand at around the average for the whole country at 38,000 euros. You can still pick up a renovation bargain here for around 7,500 euros. Feel free to have a look at our Dryanovo Properties