The Panoramic Fresco

      On the outer wall of the Old Refectory, we can find the biggest fresco in Bulgaria from the XIX century. Thanks to its location on a north wall and under to a prolonged roof, it is perfectly preserved. The author is Aleksi Atanasov. He used as a guide an older image from 1807, which portrayed the monastery and its surroundings, portraits of the founders, the celebrations of the second day of Easter, Kluviata, the end of town (Asenovgrad) and many chapels in the area. It carries the style of the National Revival. Among the participants of the Easter celebrations, there are members of some rich families from Plovdiv – Chulukovi, Chomakovi, who made donations and provided support for this Holy Place. Everyone is wearing richly decorated clothes. Portraits of warrior saints are decorated on the sides of the main composition, with St. George and St. Dimitar and scenes from their lives underneath. The fresco provides historical information about the state of the monastery after its foundation. From what one can see in spite having to be rebuilt a few times, the monastery had managed to sustain consistent appearance throughout the years.

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The monastic fraternity constantly makes every endeavor to maintain the Cloister of the Holy Virgin at its best condition; this is the condition the cloister really deserves to be in, in order to welcome the thousands of pilgrims that visit it every year, truly beautifully and impress them.
The maintenance of the fund and the restoration of the many unique frescoes, inherited by the holy forefathers, could be quite costly and the monastery does not always manage to cover all the expenses. For this very reason, we turn for help to every Christian and to everyone who values the Bachkovo monastery, to contribute within their means and thus join our efforts.

Every charitable deed will be welcomed with honest gratitude and intercessory prayer in the name of Jesus Christ and the Holy Mother for wellbeing and success of the contributor and their family.

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