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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

St. Cyril & St. Methodius church in the village of Dushantsi

Updated: Dec 13, 2022

This is an extremely beautiful church that you will find in the village of Dushantsi!

St. Cyril & St. Methodius church in the village of Dushantsi, Pirdop municipality, Sofia area, Bulgaria

The village of Dushantsi is an incredibly nice site located at the foot of Sashtinska Sredna Gora and overlooking the old and proud Balkan.

St. Cyril & St. Methodius church in the village of Dushantsi, Pirdop municipality, Sofia area, Bulgaria

How to get here?



Today we will bow our heads near the temple of the village of Dushantsi.

St. Cyril & St. Methodius church in the village of Dushantsi, Pirdop municipality, Sofia area, Bulgaria

I present to you St. Cyril and St. Methodius church!

St. Cyril & St. Methodius church in the village of Dushantsi, Pirdop municipality, Sofia area, Bulgaria

It was built in the distant 1880.

St. Cyril & St. Methodius church in the village of Dushantsi, Pirdop municipality, Sofia area, Bulgaria

On February 1, 2015, the temple was most solemnly consecrated after a large-scale restoration, after which it fenomenosly good looking.

St. Cyril & St. Methodius church in the village of Dushantsi, Pirdop municipality, Sofia area, Bulgaria

The wonderful frescoes in the church are the masterpiece of the icon painter Ivan Zografski, who was a companion of Georgi Benkovski and some of them have been completely restored today.

St. Cyril & St. Methodius church in the village of Dushantsi, Pirdop municipality, Sofia area, Bulgaria

In the yard of the church is the grave of one of the enthusiastic national awakeners, who dedicated his whole life to the spiritual growth of the fatherland - the priest and teacher Rashko Stoyanov Zaekov.

St. Cyril & St. Methodius church in the village of Dushantsi, Pirdop municipality, Sofia area, Bulgaria

By his will, his grave with a small monument and a modest inscription is still in the churchyard today:

"Here rests the priest Rashko Stoyanov, born in 1838 in Koprivshtitsa, who died on November 5, 1913 in the capital Sofia."


I wish you an exceptional and impressive walk!


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