Kyustendil and Zemen Monastery

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The Zemen Monastery dates back to the XI century and is one of the oldest preserved monastries in Bulgaria. It is currently uninhabited and declared a monument of culture. The church is richly decorated with frescoes - the oldest layer is from the 11th century and the better preserved from the 14th. Some of the murals are unique examples of medieval Christian art and are artistically most valuable in the Balkans after the frescoes of the Boyana church.
In the afternoon, explore the town of Kyustendil - an inheritor of Roman Pautalia. Among the city's most interesting landmarks are Vladimir Dimitrov Art Gallery, the Roman Therms, Dimitar Peshev Museum, Hisarlaka Park.
9:00 Departure from Sofia
10:30 Arrive in Zemenski Monastery and visit
11:30 Departure to Kyustendil
12:15 Arrive in Kyustendil and free time for lunch
13:45 Guided Tour of Kyustendil and museum visit
16:15 Departure back to Sofia
16:40 Stop at Kadin bridge
17:00 Proceed to Sofia
18:30 Arrive in Sofia
All year round

Dates and prices:
Prices are on request depending on the number of participants and particular program. For more information please contact us. И

Price includes:
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by car / minivan / coach
Price excludes:
  • Admission fees at museums
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Any meals, drinks and personal expenses

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