Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo

The Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo is a complex of small medieval rock churches, chapels and cells, carved at different heights in the cliffs of the picturesque canyon of the river Rusenski Lom. These caves were dug as hermitages during a period running from the 10th century to the 15th century, turning the river valley and its tributaries into a Bulgarian spiritual centre. The Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo, with their extremely well-preserved murals, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Seid Pasha Mosque, Ruse

The Seid Pasha Mosque in Ruse was built in 1839 on the site of the earlier Hadji Bekir. After a major overhaul it acquired its present appearance in 1875. It is located in the courtyard of the Islamic spiritual school, built by Said Pasha as a girls' school.

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Holy Trinity Cathedral, Ruse

The Orthodox Cathedral of Ruse was built in 1632. Although the exterior of the church is rather sober, the iconostasis of the temple is very original. Probably built at the very beginning of the 19th century, it was restored between 1989 and 2000. The cathedral church "Holy Trinity" was declared a cultural monument of national importance in 1983.

Church of St Nicholas the Miracle Worker, Ruse

The Church of St Nicholas the Miracle Worker, known as the "Russian Church", is the third Orthodox church built in the city of Ruse, after the Holy Trinity and St. George. The church was consecrated in 1873 by the Greek community of the city.