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Village of Basarbovo

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Basarbovo is a village situated in the Central part of Northern Bulgaria. It is part of Ruse Municipality, Ruse region.

It is 4 km south-west from town of Ruse, 64 km north-west from town of Razgrad, 47 km north from town of Byala and 79 km east from town of Svishtov.

Its population is about 1290 people.

The relief of the settlement is plain and hilly. Rusenski Lom River passes through an amazing rock canyon which reveals splendid panoramic view. The village is set on 81 m above sea level.
The climate is humid continental. Summer is hot and dry (temperatures are about 28 C) and winter is cold (temperatures are about 2 C).

Basarbovo is a well-developed village with regular buses to the regional centre town of Ruse. In close proximity are the main roads Ruse-Sofia and Ruse-Varna.
Electricity and water are provided. The village comprises a town hall, a church, a post office, a community centre, a stadium and shops. There are three doctors and two dentists. The nearest schools are in town of Ruse (11 km) and the villages of Krasen (9 km) and Pirgovo (16 km).

Enterprises for limestone extraction works in the region. The operational mines extract 'basarbovski' stone which is useful in many spheres. It was used in the construction of Danube Bridge as well.


The name of the village comes from the local St Dimitar Basarbovski who lived in XVIII century. He is the patron of Bucharest where his relics lie. The famous rock monastery was named after him - Monastery of Dimitar Basarbovski. The monastery is the only operating men's rock monastery in Bulgaria. There are about 300 rock premises in the canyon, 40 of which were churches. Some of them are natural, others - handmade. The monastery is well maintained today and is extremely beautiful. The garden is full of greenery and is landscaped with lots of flowers, bushes and fruit-trees. The monastery is visited by lots of tourists from abroad.
Other places of interest are Ivanovo Monastery and the Medieval town of Cherven which are also part of the Natural Park 'Rusenski Lom'.

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