Knyazheski (Royal) Monastery – Asparuhovo Quarter, Varna, Bulgaria

The ruins of the Knyazheski (Royal) Monastery are located in the suburbs of Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna, in an area known as Karaach Teke, on a terrace of the Frangen Plateau. The monastery dates back to the 9th-10th…

Bulgaria’s Adoption of Christianity

Bulgaria’s adoption of Christianity as the formal and only state religion took place in 864-865 AD under the leadership of Khan / Knyaz Boris I Mihail (r. 852-889; 893 AD). As a result of the successful reigns of Khan (or…