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8:47pm on December 13th, 2011

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    1. whitecat8 reblogged this from sexysecret3
    2. sexysecret3 reblogged this from visitheworld and added:
      The Rila monastery…I’ve been there! :)
    3. foreignfancies reblogged this from visitheworld and added:
      Rila Monastery. Sofia, Bulgaria.
    4. skull-strumpet reblogged this from visitheworld
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    by Sheepdog Rex on Flickr.

    The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. Founded in the 10th century, the Rila Monastery is regarded as one of Bulgaria’s most important cultural, historical and architectural monuments and is a key tourist attraction for both Bulgaria and Southern Europe.