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01. Descriere

It is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Bulgaria, being located in an area with a wonderful natural landscape, at a distance of 14 km from Veliko Târnovo and 5 km from the village of Velcevo. The monastery church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, it was built in 1272, by Tsar Constantin Asan-Tih (1257-1277) or Tsar Ivan Asan II (1214-241). After the fall of Târnovo under Turkish rule in 1393, the monastery was destroyed by the Turks and restored by the local population in the 17th century. Abandoned in 1835, was restored by craftsmen from the city of Dryanovo. Today’s church is without a tower, with an apse, a nave, an outdoor courtyard, with constructive wooden columns and a railing. The iconostasis and icons are made by representatives of the Tryavna School. The complex consists of two chapels and several residential buildings, built and grouped in the form of an arch, surrounded by a large wall.

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