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Chiesa SS. Constantin e Elena

Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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A lovely church hidden behind rather austere brick walls. One of the few older churches in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LMOverby
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Columbia, Missouri
A treasure behind walls.

As one walks thru the small streets of Old Town, a white bell tower breaks the simple lines of long... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Xavier d
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely church hidden behind rather austere brick walls. One of the few older churches in Bulgaria that doesn't seem to have a strict no pictures policy. A highlight of a visit to Old Town Plovdiv. Be aware of the "custodian/gardener" who will try to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

As one walks thru the small streets of Old Town, a white bell tower breaks the simple lines of long and tall rock walls that hide something... inside is the temple of Saints Constantin, head of the Bizantine Empire and his mother Elena... beautiful religious...More

Thank Xavier d
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is a small, tranquil and beautiful church in the heart of the Old Town in Plovdiv, hidden behind a high stone fence. Very impressive murals and frescos both inside and outside, an ornate altar. It is believed to be one of the oldest churches...More

Thank Nik R
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

A beautiful ancient church is hidden behind a wall. It has a bell tower and beautiful pictures on the outside. The interior is beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

You could easily walk by this church without realizing what lies behind the walls. It's interior is very interesting.

Thank James G
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It's tucked away inside a wall. A simple tabarnacle, with lovely frescoes and golden artifacts. If those walls, candlesticks, crosses, candelabras were 18 carats gold, this place must be truly rich. A monument to Constantine and Helena.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Not readily visible behind high walls we zipped inside before a baptism started. Normally no pictures inside but because of the event our guide said it was ok. While small in size the frescoes and chandeliers are worth your while. Take note of the bell...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2017

When you enter inside you feel so deep peace. All inside is shining and seems that the sun is touching your soul and gives you excatly what you are looking for.

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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The inside of the church is another wonder of Bulgarian art with magnificent frescoes and icons. The church is hidden behind walls but easy to find because of the detached bell tower rising fairly high in the old city. Well worth a visit.

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This church is situated in the heart of Plovdiv's old town on a cobblestone lane filled with numerous fine old houses. Like the timber houses on this street, the Constantine and Elena Church is largely a product of the nineteenth century Bulgarian Revival. It features...More

Thank Raymond W
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