Sites & cities that bear the name of Churches of Ivanovo

Churches of Ivanovo

Today in : Bulgaria
First trace of activity : ca. 13th century C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 16th century C.E
Recorded names : Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo, Ивановски скални църкви, Ivanovski skalni tsarkvi

Description : The Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo (Bulgarian: Ивановски скални църкви, Ivanovski skalni tsarkvi) are a group of monolithic churches, chapels and monasteries hewn out of solid rock and completely different from other monastery complexes in Bulgaria, located near the village of Ivanovo, 20 km south of Rousse, on the high rocky banks of the Rusenski Lom, 32 m above the river. The complex is noted for its beautiful and well-preserved medieval frescoes. The churches are inside Rusenski Lom Nature Park.

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