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Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

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Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

About the site


Corridor: Danube Road, Eastern Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Bulgaria, Ivanovo, Ruse
Type: Christian religious centre
Epoch: Middle Ages
Theme: Christian Monasteries
World Heritage: Cultural Heritage
Middle AgesChristian MonasteriesChristian religious centreCultural Heritage

In the valley of the Roussenski Lom river, in north-east Bulgaria, a complex of rock-hewn churches, chapels, monasteries and cells developed in the vicinity of the village of Ivanovo. This is where the first hermits had dug out their cells and churches during the 12th century. The 14th-century murals testify to the exceptional skill of the artists belonging to the Tarnovo school of painting.

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Read more about Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo at the Unesco World Heritage List.

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