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Entering the monastery via the gate one will be welcomed by vegetation all-around. It was a real challenge walking finding your way through the thorn plants. Most parts of the monastery full collapsed and were pretty much inaccessible. Luckily the chapel and some other parts were still intact.

The history of the monastery dates back to the second half of the 16th-century where the first settlement was constructed. Walking around I noticed different dates engraved in the walls and written in frescoes. So I assume it received multiple extensions and renovations through the centuries.

Recently the monastery was classified by the Ministry of Culture as a monument of public interest. I couldn't find out why and when the monastery became abandoned but it must have been well over a few decades considering the state of decay.

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A birds-eye view of the monastery surrounded by a green environment.
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The chapel almost completely covered in greenery.
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A red door to enter the chapel.
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