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Monasteries: Klisura Monastery

Klisura Monastery - Pictures Of Bulgaria
Location:
The Klisura monastery stands out in a picturesque place in the western part of the Balkan mountain, at the foot of the Todorini Kukli peak and close to the holiday town of Vurshets.

About the monastery:
The Klisura monastery dates back to the time of the Second Bulgarian State. It was built in 1240, but during the Ottoman rule, it was repeatedly raided and destroyed. In 1862, on the very holiday of St St Cyril and Metodii, the cloister was burnt to ashes while all monks and pilgrims were slaughtered by a Turkish pasha, Yusuf Bey Pasha from the town of Berkovitsa, and his soldiers. The monastery was reconstructed in a design similar to its present-day Renaissance one in 1869 by its first donor, archimandrite Antim Damyanov while the church, St St Cyril and Metodii, was officially consecrated in 1891 by Vidins metropolitan bishop.

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