The Big Stone Fountain made by Master Kolyu Fucheto in 1868, Sokolski Monastery, Bulgaria

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Minka Tsoneva (Mimip… on January 16, 2010

Sokolski Monastery

The Sokolski Monastery is a Bulgarian Orthodox monastery founded in 1833 and named after its founder Yosif Sokolski. It is located 15 km southwest of Gabrovo on the northern slopes of the Balkan Mountains in the area of the Sokolovo cave.

Originally, a small wooden church was built in 1833 and the frescoes were finished a year later. Hristo Tsokev, a Gabrovo-born artist, donated the church icon, which represents the Virgin Mary and Christ and is considered to be miraculous. In 1862, Father Paul Zograf and his son Nikola from the village of Shipka decorated the church with frescoes.

The monastery has a big yard surrounded by residential and utility buildings. In the centre of the yard, in 1868 the Master Kolyu Ficheto constructed a big stone fountain with eight taps. The whole monastery was built during the Bulgarian National Revival with the strong support of the people of Gabrovo and the local villages.

The monastery played an important role during the April Uprising. In this monastery, the leader Tsanko Dyustabanov formed a group of volunteers for the resistance. In a short period of time during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 the monastery was a hospital.

The Sokolski Monastery was declared a historical site in 1973.

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Ivcho on January 16, 2010

Браво Миме за прекрасната снимка на манастира!

Поздрави от Бургас!Иво

Gastone “GAST1” Sega… on January 16, 2010

Ho letto la storia di questo monastero e mi immagino gli affreschi quanto debbano essere belli.

Sono zone poco conosciute, almeno per noi Italiani, ma penso che un turismo intelligente dovrebbe puntare anche a queste zone. Di certo riserverebbero inaspettate sorprese.

Sempre piacevole Mimi farti visita, sebbene per un po' di tempo io sia stato lontano da Pan, è stato piacevole ritrovarti.



mr scottyow on January 17, 2010

very beautiful place and capture...and good writing.

best greetings, scott

Holger Bauer on January 17, 2010

Hi ©, a very nice place!!!!

Best wishes from Bangkok sent your way Cheers pivatana

Nadia Kushnir on January 22, 2010

Знаменитый город Габрово! Красиво, Мими!

Pan Kartsonakis on January 24, 2010

Good shot and colours. Well done Congratulations!!!………………...VOTED! Best of

Mi6art on January 31, 2010

Красиво! Поздрави

Bedri Akçay on March 14, 2010

Very beautiful photo, great shot The best regards from / Bedri

Brumm2009 on March 25, 2010


I see you have make an interesting
shot. Your view is very good and
the colours are nice.

Best greetings from Germany
from Brumm2009
user-no. 2620013

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  • Uploaded on January 16, 2010
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    by Minka Tsoneva (Mimip…
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ28
    • Taken on 2009/08/11 12:42:42
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 4.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash