Buhovo Monastery

Popular Name Buhovo
Orthodox Name St. Archangel Michail
Region SW, Sofia

The Buhovo monastery "St. Archangel Michail" is located in the southern slopes of the mountain ridge Murgash of Western Stara Planina (mountain).

History and general info
It was probably founded in the 16th century. It was robbed by kurdjalii and was later restored (1855 and 1882). At present it functions regularly. The monastery is a complex of a church - one-nef, one-apse, with a narthex, and residential and farm buildings. On August 9, 1886 (the Julian calendar) the dethroned prince Alexander Battenberg was taken to the monastery where he spent a day and two nights.

Nowadays the monastery is declared a monument of culture.

Patron Saint's day is on November 8th.
Accommodation and food
The monastery is about 3 km to the north-east of the town of Buhovo, which is 5.5 km away from the A2 motorway (Sofia - Bourgas) to the south.

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