National Geographic : 1932 Aug
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE BATCHKOVO MONASTERY HAS HAD A LONG AND EVENTFUL EXISTENCE Crusaders, Byzantines, and Turks, as well as Bulgarians, have occupied it. Batchkovo is heavily endowed and now ranks as the second largest monastery in the kingdom. y ±vaonal ieograpmc society Natural Color Photographs by Wilhelm Tobien PREOBRAJENSKI COUNTS MANY FINE MURALS AMONG ITS TREASURES The exterior of the church of this monastery is decorated with allegorical paintings. It is attractively located on the wooded banks of the Yantra River, near Tirnovo.