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12:00 am : departure from Sofia city centre
Meeting point is at the car parking at Knyaz Alexander I square.
In front of the former Royal Palace (The Palace: National Art Gallery).
Nearest metro station is Serdika.
14:15 h : arrival at the Rila Monastery
Free time to explore the site and surrounding area until 16:00 h.
There are several dining options in the area as well as an old bakery and small snack shop
16:30 h : departure from the Rila Monastery in direction to Sofia city. About 2 hours journey to Sofia
18:30 h : arrival in
Sofia city. Drop off at St. Alexander Nevski square in Sofia city centre
The Rila Monastery is a holy place for Bulgarians and Orthodox Christians.
Please visit the site with the due respect - talk quietly in the monastery yard and inside the churches. Shouting and smoking are not allowed. Photos are allowed in the yard but not in the church.
Please dress up accordingly: high heels, short skirts and trousers, shirts with no sleeves, etc. are not allowed in the monastery.
The Rila Monastery is located high in the Rila National Park, so consider taking warmer clothes even in summer and comfortable walking shoes.
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(Mon - Fri / 9:00h - 18:00h)