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village of Rabisha

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Rabisha is a village in Northwestern Bulgaria. It is situated in Belogradchik municipality, Vidin District.

It is situated on the banks of the river Archar, 20 km northwest of Belogradchik, 45 kilometers southwest of Vidin and approximately 183 kilometers northwest of Sofia city.

The terrain is hilly and the altitude ranges from 200 to 299 m. Climate is temperate continental with relatively cold winters and hot summers.

The village has electricity and water. There are mobile coverage and bus transportation to the municipality center and the surrounding villages. Main occupations of the population are agriculture, cattle breeding and vine growing. Near the village is the Magura Winery, which produces wine and champagne for export.

In Rabisha live about 280 people. The village has a town hall, a church, an elementary school, a library and two grocery stores. The nearest kindergarten and secondary school are located in Belogradchik.

A general practitioner and a dentist take care of the people in Rabisha. The municipality center offers specialized medical care.

The village celebrates its festival on 2nd of August /Ilinden/.


Landmarks and tourism

In Rabisha is one of the oldest monastery schools in Bulgaria. It was built in 1835 in the courtyard of "St. Prophet Iliya" church. The school building has two floors. In the classroom have been preserved magnificent frescoes and the building was restored and open for visitors.

The village is close to Rabisha lake - the largest inland lake in the country, which is a great place for camping, fishing and water sports.

In the area you can visit:

"Magura" cave is located about 4 km northeast. It is one of the most beautiful caves the country, a part of the 100 national tourist sites. It occupies over 30 000 sq m of area and the total length of the galleries found so far is about 2500 m.

Belogradchik Rocks - probably the most famous rock formations in Bulgaria, which are also a part of the 100 national tourist sites. They are located about 20 km southeast.

Rakovitsa monastery "Holy Trinity" is located 22 km northwest. It was founded in X-XI century and after the fall of Bulgaria under Ottoman rule it declined. In the XVII century it was restored by St. Pimen of Sofia, but at the end of XVIII century, was burned down. Currently he is restored and constantly operating.

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