Author: Margarita Koeva
Printed in: November 2003
Pages: 106 p. , paper back, size 15 x 21 cm
Language: Text in English
Photos: richly illustrated with 91 color and 23 b&w photos; plans of the churches and different parts of the monastery.
This small book is a kind of history and culture guide for the biggest Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria and second major on the Balkans.
For the Bulgarians, the Rila monastery is one of the most outstanding proofs of the value of spiritual and artistic culture, the world of their predecessors. In the course of 10 centuries it has been a literary and religious center. Enjoy this virtual visit to the monastery, its treasures, amazing icon paintings and architecture. The guide features multiple photos and information in English about major monastery points of interest.
THE BOOK IS AVAILABLE IN GERMAN, FRENCH AND RUSSIAN!
The hearth of Rila - The Saint of Rila - The Rila monastery: monument of the Bulgarian people's building and artistic skill - The Rila monastery Library - Museum of Bulgarian art and culture.