1 Rock Monastery Chelter-Coba

Rock Monastery Chelter-Coba

Posted on October 5, 2011 by

If you turn right, you’ll find a spring and a phiale.

A bell gable.

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.

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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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