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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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.
very beautiful place and capture...and good writing.
best greetings, scott
best greetings, scott
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a very nice place!!!!
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Good shot and colours. Well done Congratulations!!!………………...VOTED! Best of
Very beautiful photo, great shot The best regards from / Bedri
I see you have make an interesting
shot. Your view is very good and
the colours are nice.
Best greetings from Germany
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