Rila Monastery

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Rila Monastery

  1. 1. Rila Monastery
  2. 3. <ul><li>Rila Monastery s the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria . </li></ul><ul><li>It is situated in the northwestern Rila Mountains . </li></ul><ul><li>The monastery is named after the famous Bulgaria saint and hermit Ivan of Rila . </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>It is traditionally thought that the monastery was founded by the hermit St . Ivan of Rila , whose name it bears, during the rule of Tsar Peter . </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li>The main church of the monastery was erected in the middle of the 19th century. </li></ul><ul><li>The museum of the Rila Monastery is particularly famous for housing Rafail's Cross , a wooden cross made from a whole piece of wood </li></ul>

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