When in Borovets, one of the sites worth visiting is the wooden church near the entrance to the resort area. Located 20m into the woods, this church is one-of-a-kind for Bulgaria and is interesting even for non-believers. It’s wooden architecture, quiet atmosphere and smell of wood are not something you’ll find elsewhere in Borovets. There is no entrance fee, but you can feel free to buy some candles as a way of donating.

The church “Preobrajenie Gospodne” (The transfiguration of God) in Borovets is the only wooden church in Bulgaria. It was built on the idea of well-known and influential public figures and owners of villas in former Chamkoria (the old name for Borovets). Construction started in 1933, funded by donations and even king Boris III, it was first consecrated by Exarch Stefan on September 23, 1934. Its architect was Austrian, hence the gothic alpine style, making it visually different from any other church in Bulgaria. In the church, you can buy wonderful wooden icons, handcrafted by the caretaker.

The church is a little hard to find if you don’t know where to look. To get there, walk down the main car road from the gondola (as if you’re leaving Borovets). Once you get to hotel Iceberg, you go 20 meters into to woods (to the left of the hotel if you’re looking at it from the street).

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