The cave in which St. Ivan Rilski spent more than 7 years of his life is located only 3-4km away from the Rila Monastery. Pass the parking of the monastery and continue for another 3-4km. Before a sharp U-turn, you’ll see a large wooden icon on the left side of the road. This is where you can leave your car. You’ll continue by foot through the forest for roughly 15 minutes until you reach a small church. There are signs along the way and the path is well-trodden, so do not worry about getting lost.