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.