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Batoshevski Monastery


Batoshevski Monastery Assumption of the Holy Virgin was founded in the 13th century during the Second Bulgarian Kingdom if the stone-engraved inscription in the courtyard is to be believed. The monastery was burnt to ashes and leveled with the ground in 1836. The wood-carved iconostasis made by Tzanyu Zahariev (the Elder) of the Tryavna Icon Painting School, is of great value and it forms a part of Bulgarian national heritage. All other icons have been painted by the great painter of the Revival Stanislav Dospevsky. The monastery also housed one of the very first secular schools of the Revival era where Matey Preobrajensky and Bacho Kiro studied.