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Cherepish Monastery


The “Assumption” monastery is situated at the foot of the amazing rocks in Stara Planina Mountain along the valley of the Iskar river. It is 29 km away from Vratsa.
During the time of Ottoman rule the monastery was one of the fortresses that kept the Bulgarian culture and spirit and it was destroyed many times. Cherepish monastery took a part in the battles for the national liberation and church independence. In the holly cloister a Bulgarian church literature had been created for centuries.
In 1798 the great Bulgarian St. Sofroniy Vrachanski found an asylum in the monastery as he left Vratsa because of the Turkish slaughters. He stood there till 1799 and continued creating and working in favor of Bulgaria.
There are a many legends about hidden gold and treasures around the monastery.


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