Monasteries in Vratsa eparchy

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There are a few monasteries in Vratsa diocese. Cherepish Monastery which lies in the picturesque Iskur gorge, the Strupets monastery and Gradesh monastery are some of the noteworthy cloisters which are included in this eparchy.

Cherepish Monastery

Cherepish Monastery

Cherepish Monastery was established during the reign of tsar Ivan Shishman. It was mentioned in a document kept in the Sofia church, historical and archeological museum that the monastery was destroyed during the period of Ottoman invasion. The Cherepish Monastery was restored in the beginning of the 17th century by the renowned Bulgarian ecclesiastic, builder and painter Pimen Zograf of Sofia.

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