1 Rock Monastery Chelter-Coba

Rock Monastery Chelter-Coba

Posted on October 5, 2011 by

Monasteries which had a refectory – Chelter-Coba is one of them – were highly respected. Some of them contained holy relicts that’s why a lot of pilgrims visited them. Supposedly, the monastery was named after St. Fedor Stratilat.

The refectory is in the open air.

Looked like a dump but it turned out later that the garbage was regularly collected.

What a view!

Monks’ laptops and mobile phones had solar batteries…

…and smoke stacks (JK)!

This is a monastery shop where one could buy candles and icons. Unfortunately, they didn’t sell magnets at that time.

These are old monastic cells.

These are wood handrails on the way to the temple.

Just 14-16 monks lived in this pretty big monastery. That’s why apart from monks, warriors and people from the nearby villages came to pray here.

These are habitable monastic cells.

Everything is quite simple inside.

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One Response to “Rock Monastery Chelter-Coba”

  1. geoff says:

    Is this near Eski-Kermen the medieval cave town featured the other day, it looks very similar.

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