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10:00 am : departure from Sofia city centre - behind St. Alexander Nevski cathedral.
10:30 am : arrival at Boyana church
Free time to visit the site until 11:00 am
11:00 am : departure from Boyana church in direction to Rila
About 2 hours journey to the monastery
13:00 pm : arrival at the Rila Monastery
Free time to explore the site and surrounding area until 15:00 pm
There are several dining options in the area as well as an old bakery and small snack shop
15:00 pm : departure from the Rila Monastery in direction to Sofia city. About 2 hours journey to Sofia
17:00 pm : arrival in Sofia city. Drop off at St. Alexander Nevski square in Sofia city centre
18:00 pm - Optional : in the afternoon join the Free Sofia Walking Tour starting at 18:00h and finishing around 20:00h. No reservation for this tour is
required: just show up.
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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.