Bulgarian in Rila Monastery

Restaurant Drushlyavitsa

On the left as you exit Rila Monastery's Samokov gate, this fine place has outdoor tables and a brook practically gushing beneath it. It's an atmospheric locale to dine on trout, tripe soup or grilled pork to a wate…
Bakery in Rila Monastery


This popular little bakery, in a stone building opposite Rila Monastery's Samokov gate, attracts queues for its banitsa (cheese pastry) and sheep’s-milk yoghurt.
Bulgarian in Rila Monastery

Rila Restaurant

Part of the Tsarev Vrah hotel, Rila Restaurant specialises in Bulgarian grills and local fish and is set in a traditionally decorated 19th-century building.