Dryanovo Monastery

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Dryanovo Monastery
Дряновски манастир
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Dryanovo Monastery is located in Bulgaria
Dryanovo Monastery
Location within Bulgaria
Monastery information
OrderBulgarian Orthodox
Established12th century
Dedicated toArchangel Michael
Site
LocationAndaka River Valley, Bulgarka Nature Park, Bulgaria
Coordinates42°57′3″N 25°25′55″E / 42.95083°N 25.43194°E / 42.95083; 25.43194Coordinates: 42°57′3″N 25°25′55″E / 42.95083°N 25.43194°E / 42.95083; 25.43194

The Dryanovo Monastery (Bulgarian: Дряновски манастир, Dryanovski manastir, [ˈdrʲanofski mɐnɐsˈtir]) is a functioning Bulgarian Orthodox monastery situated in the Andaka River Valley, in Bulgarka Nature Park in the central part of Bulgaria five kilometers away from the town of Dryanovo. It was founded in the 12th century, during the Second Bulgarian Empire, and is dedicated to Archangel Michael. Twice burnt down and pillaged during the Ottoman rule of Bulgaria, the monastery was restored at it present place in 1845. It was the site of several battles during the April Uprising of 1876.

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