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Accessed via Plovdiv’s winding streets – which resemble cobblestone moguls because of their varied topography – are fine jewel-toned homes that epitomize Bulgaria’s National Revival architectural style. 133 more words
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Rila Monastery was founded in the 10th century by St John of Rila, a hermit canonized by the Orthodox Church. His ascetic dwelling and tomb became a holy site and were transformed into a monastic complex which played an important role in the spiritual and social life of medieval Bulgaria.