Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria



This is one interesting monastery, founded in the second half of 14th century during the reign of the last Bulgarian kings, Ivan Shishman. When the country is finally conquered by the Turks, the monastery is destroyed, too. The name "Cherepishki" convey meaning as "Of Skulls" and the legend says that it came from the covered with white bones of the Ivan Shishman's fallen soldiers surrounding area.

Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Kostnica (Bone Chapel) of Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Kostnica (Bone Chapel) of Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Kostnica (Bone Chapel) of Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Panorama of the Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery) with the river Iskar behind, Bulgaria
Magernica (Canteen/Kitchen) of the Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
House with stone tiles roof in the Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
House with stone tiles roof in the Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria. 
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Bells in the Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cementery in the Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
River Iskar next to Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
River Iskar next to Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria
Cherepishki Manastir (Cherepish Monastery), Bulgaria

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