If you are going on vacation in Romania and you want to see a completely unique stone monastery, you absolutely must visit the Ivanovo Monastery, just a few steps past the southern border. 

What makes this place so special is a series of stone carved chapels and cells, 30 meters above the ground. And that is not all. The churches’ interiors used to bear painted frescos, but only a few of them have had their murals survive to this day. 

In fact, out of the entire religious complex that used to comprise 40 churches and nearly 300 cells, most of them have not stood the test of time. 

For instance, at the Ivanovo Stone Monastery you can see one of the most well-kept mural paintings in the Virgin Mary Rupestrian church, located 38 m from the ground.

Proof that this is one of the most important monastery complexes in Bulgaria can be drawn from a mural inscription that states Tsar Ivan Terter (1279-1292) himself spent the last years of his life here, where he was also buried.

Today, the stone churches of the Ivanovo Monastery, only 21 km away from the city of Russe, are among the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Ivanovo Monastery is an important spiritual and cultural monument that any tourist would be lucky to admire up-close.

We include The Ivanovo Monastery (Bulgaria) in the program in multiple forms of booking tours to museums, monasteries or medieval villages, but this must only tell us when and how you have scheduled vacation just to you can suggest and overlap with various events that occur frequently, such as concerts, festivals, plays, fairs and exhibitions itinerant, seasonal discounts, etc..


We hope to have convinced you that Nicolas Experience Tours is what you need when you want to escape from the world and recharge your batteries through cultural and sensory enrichment.

To enjoy our experiential concept tours, which can be personalized to your preferences, all you have to do is enter the vacation reservation module for Romania, Moldavian Republic and even Bulgaria (in limited areas) and tell us the duration of your trip and number of friends you want to bring along. You can choose between one-day or two-day trips, or more, and a wide array of theme tours, such as::

Historical Tours in Romania
Castles of Romania Tour
Adventure Tours in Romania
Museum Tours in Bucharest/Romania
Moldavian Monasteries Tour, Romania
Shopping Tours in Romania
Culinary Tours in Romania
Black Sea Tours
Romanian lakes Tour
Romanian waterfalls Tour
Danube Delta Tours
Photo Tours in Romania
Medieval Tours in Romania

By visiting us, you will discover the last virgin forests in Europe, remarkable natural reservations and find out why Prince Charles has acquired so many properties here and why he spends so much time in Romania.

You will also learn what great movies stars look for when they come to film in Romania, what restaurants and clubs they like, and where people like Nicolas Cage prefer to lodge.