Monasteries in Lovech region
A few monasteries among which are the most stunning ones in Bulgaria are located in the Lovech region. The third biggest monastery in Bulgaria, the Troyan Monastery, lies also there. One can find there the Glozhene Monastery near the picturesque area of Teteven. Another three remarkable monasteries are the Etropole monastery “Holy Trinity”, the Pravets monastery “St. Teodor Tiron” and the Chekotinski monastery “St. Archangel Michael”, all of which are situated in the region around Pravets and Etropole. A few smaller monasteries are also located in the region.
Glozhene Monastery “St. George the Victorious” was established in the middle of 13th century by the Ukrainian prince Glozh who settled in the area of the present village Glozhene with the permission of the Bulgarian king Ivan Assen II. He built there a monastery dedicated to the icon “St.George the Victorious”, which he carried with him all the way from the land of Ukraine.monastery details