In the incoming orthodox Easter,which is one of the biggest feasts in Bulgaria, a travel to some monastery is very good choice for the free time. One of the biggest and most notable Bulgarian orthodox monasteries is Troyan monastery.
The monastery is located near the village of Oreshak, 10 kilometers from the town of Troyan, in the foot of Stara Planina mountain, surrounded by very beautiful nature. The monastery is established around the year of 1600 A.D. , possibly earlier too. In the next years it grows quickly, and in the first half of the 19 – th century it is a big monastery with buildings on two and even three floors, which is rear for these times.
Today the Troyan monastery is the biggest one in Stara planina mountain. With the surrounding beautiful nature including splendid forests and Cherny Osam river; and with many souvenir shops, restaurants and different attractions it is preferred destination for many Bulgarian and foreign tourists.