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On a day trip to Arbanasi my tour guide took me to this wonderful different church. I have seen what feels like thousands of Churches in my trips around the world in my lifetime ( i'm 66) but there was something so special about this...More
The church is absolutely covered in paintings and I do mean covered: walls, ceiling, stabilizers. It was amazing to see all the stories on the wall although some have been upkept more than others. It's comparatively a bit expensive at 6lv a person and no...More
We were not supposed to take photos inside but I see there's a few sneaky ones around. Super ornate interior.. you can see where the restorations have been. Cared for by the locals. No wonder they are proud of this
From the exterior this church is not that impressive. The beauty of this low but long old church which originally dates from the 15th century is revealed in the interior where almost every inch of the walls are covered in frescoes dating from the 17th...More
Like all churches in Bulgaria when it was occupied by the Ottomans this one had to be built low as a respect to the Islamic rulers.
The church is full of wonderful icons and we were also lucky enough to have a Bulgarian orthodox choir...More
This church is amazing, wall-to-wall with well-kept murals. It dates from the 15th century and is in amazingly good condition. From the outside, you would barely know it is a church. Allegedly the patriarch wanted to keep it low-key to avoid attracting attention from the...More
The art work in the church is a hidden gem. Photographs in the Church are however not allowed, but it is well worth the 10 minute drive from Veliko Tarnovo. Also in Arbasini are old houses depicting the living conditions of years gone by.
The Church was built during the 15th century where nearly every inch of the vaulted interior was covered in paintings and frescoes. The stone structure appeared to be quite ordinary when viewed from outside but once you stepped indoor, you would be surprised with what...More