Bulgarian Orthodox Church

RILA MONASTERY

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Contact Us

  • Office: Monday through Friday 08.30 to 17.00 phone and fax: + 359 7054 3383
  • Book-keeping department: Monday to Friday, from 08.30 to 17.00; phone and fax: + 359 7054 2208
  • Abbot: Monday to Friday, from 10.00 to 17.00; phone and fax: + 359 7054 2226
  • Booking for sleeping accommodation: Monday to Friday, from 14.30 - 16.00; from 18:00 to 19.00; phone: +359 896 872 010
  • Museum: phone: +359 896 872 016. More information and opening hours.
  • Library (e-mail): library.rila.monastery@gmail.com

Address: Rila Monastery, Kyustendil district, Bulgaria 2643
E-mail: info@rilskimanastir.org

ADDITIONAL WORKING TIME

I. Main Monastery Church "Nativity of the Theotokos":

  • Mon. - Thur.: 6:30 ÷ 19:00.
  • Fri. - Sun.: 6:30 ÷ 19:30

II. Museum Complex /01.06 - 30.09/:

1. Church History Museum: 8:30 ÷ 19:30.

2. Museum “Economy of the Monastery” from XIXth century: 8:30 ÷ 16:30.

3. Icon Exhibition: 8:30 ÷ 16:30.

4. Ethnographic Expositions (8:30 ÷ 16:30):

  • Carpets
  • Traditional folk costumes
  • Adornments
  • Household room of XIXth century

5. Ethnographic Guest Rooms (8:30 ÷ 16:30):

  • Koprivshtenska (Koprivshtitsa style)
  • Tetevenska (Teteven style)
  • Chirpanska (Chirpan style)
  • Kyustendilska (Kyustendil style)
  • Gabrovska (Gabrovo style)

6. The Hrelyo's Tower from the XIVth century: 8:30 ÷ 16:30.

For the opening of sites 3 ÷ 5, contact the staff at the Church History Museum, please.