If Svoge region should be described with one word this would be "Bulgarian" or "Christian". Hidden in the unapproachable mountain slopes, inaccessible to conquerors and also guardians of the old Bulgarian traditions, the churches and monasteries in the mountains for centuries were symbol of the Bulgarian spirit. At the territory of municipality of Svoge cannot be found other religious monuments than the Christians and the visitors call the region "The sacred mountain".
Among the experts is unanimous the opinion that Svoge and the area is one of the richest of Christian monuments in Bulgaria. The biggest part of these temples is over 300 years old and some of them are built on the foundations of older churches which history lies deep in the ancient times. The frescoes of these temples are amazing - they express the whole colorful worldview of old Bulgarian society.