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Rozhen MonasteryThe Rozhen Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God is located 7 km from Melnik and just above Rozhen Village. This is the biggest monastery in Pirin Mountain and one of the few medieval monasteries in Bulgaria which are well preserved. A massive fire in the end of the 17th century destroyed the monastery's archives and did a lot of damages to the buildings. The restoration of the Rozhen Monastery continued until the 18th century with the financial support of wealthy Bulgarians. The monastery turned into a major spiritual center of the region during the 19th century but is in a difficult state again in the beginning of the following century. From the end of the '60s in the 20th century, in the course of 30 years, a team of restorers and iconographers reconstructed the monastery the way it looks today. The grave of the Bulgarian revolutioner Yane Sandanski was found just 200 meters from the Rozhen Monastery. The place was also used for movie scenes. It belongs to the list of the 100 Tourist Sites of Bulgaria. Although Rozhen Village is very small, it is the closest accommodation location but the options are few. Most of the visitors choose the guest houses and hotels in Melnik. If you stay in Sandanski, a one-day trip to the Rozhen Monastery is a great idea.

List of hotels and accommodations close to Rozhen Monastery, Bulgaria. Distances are approximate and “as the crow flies”.List of hotels and accommodations
Family Hotel Dinchova Kushta
€16
Family Hotel Dinchova Kushta   Hotel 3 Stars
tel.: 359 7437 2332 (820 meters northeast of Rozhen Monastery)
Complex Rojena
€29
Complex Rojena   Hotel 3 Starscomplex
tel.: +359 878 424 904, +359 878 422 291, +359 878 422 288 (950 meters northeast of Rozhen Monastery)
Hotel Despot SlavHotel Despot Slav   Hotel 2 Stars
58, Melnik Str., tel.: +359 7437 2248 (3.1 km west of Rozhen Monastery)
Hotel Bolyarka
€21
Hotel Bolyarka   Hotel 3 Stars
34, Melnik Str., tel.: +359 7437 2383, +359 888 455045 (3.1 km west of Rozhen Monastery)
Hotel Chavkova House
€31
Hotel Chavkova House   Hotel 2 Stars
tel.: +359 893 505 090 (3.4 km west of Rozhen Monastery)
Slavova Krepost HotelSlavova Krepost Hotel   Hotel 3 Stars
tel.: +359 899 836074, +359 877 564213 (3.5 km west of Rozhen Monastery)
Hotel Mario
€8
Hotel Mario   Hotel 2 Stars
120 Melnik Str., tel.: +359 7437 230 (3.5 km west of Rozhen Monastery)
Guest House Rimski Most
€18
Guest House Rimski Most   guest house
137, Melnik Str., tel.: +359 7437 2285 (3.5 km west of Rozhen Monastery)
Hotel Elli Greco
€24
Hotel Elli Greco   Hotel 3 Stars
tel.: +359 7437 2233, +359 885 852324, +359 883 852323 (3.9 km west of Rozhen Monastery)