The Rozhen monastery “Nativity of Virgin Mary” is located 5 kilometers east of Melnik. It is the largest Orthodox monastery in the Pirin region. There is no accurate information about the time when it was founded, but it is known that it had suffered a devastating fire in the 17th century.
A century after the monastery was restored, it continued its Enlightenment and spiritual activity. Nowadays the monastery is well preserved and is visited by many tourists. The monastery memorial day is 8 September. Many legends are told about the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, which is kept in the monastery.