Veliko Tarnovo

St. Nikolai Monastery

  Arbanassi      +359 62 650345     more than a year ago
Situated in the lower part of the village, the monastery (it is in fact a convent) is a popular destination for visitors who like to walk in the lovely gardens and see the priceless icons and relics inside the chapel.

The icons on the iconostasis have remained intact since 1897, while two individual icons attract pilgrims from afar: the miracle working icon of St. Nikolai and thе icon of the Holy Virgin. Worshippers pray to the latter and press a coin onto it, if the coin sticks they believe their prayer has been heard. To come here on the important church holiday on August 15th (dedicated to the Holy Virgin) and to participate in the service through the night is an unforgettable experience.

Both Tsar Ferdinand and Tsar Boris III stayed in this monastery when they travelled to Arbanassi and the rooms they occupied remain intact to this day.

Accommodation is available at this monastery in simple, clean rooms with their own bathroom facilities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can also be ordered.

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OpenĀ 07:30-20:30.

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