On your way to ‘Madara’ sanctuary, we advise you to pay special attention to the unique rock bas-relief known as ‘Madara Rider’. Masterfully sculpted on a height of 23 meters rider is a perfect pattern of the extremely rich Bulgarian medieval culture

There are many stories about the origin of the Madara rider as the most popular of them is telling us about a Latin king who had been hunting in the area and died after falling from one of the gaping rocks. Right after his death his relatives ordered a master to immortalize the memory for the king by chipping his image on the rock.