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Ancient and eternal

Perhaps the oldest church in Plovdiv. Surviving Roman times and Turkish slavery. Known for 38... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Strolling in Plovdiv

Plovdiv is a lovely old town with some interesting buildings and ruins scattered throughout the... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Tony L
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Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

Perhaps the oldest church in Plovdiv. Surviving Roman times and Turkish slavery. Known for 38 saints perished in the faith of Jesus Christ.

Thank SilviyaN8
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Plovdiv is a lovely old town with some interesting buildings and ruins scattered throughout the Town. The old narrow streets are particularly attractive with numerous small Café`s and Bars to watch the world go by.

Thank Tony L
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Church is very nice (not only it´s exterior with small garden, but also interier). Visit is free of charge.

Thank Legaga
Reviewed 21 May 2018

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

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 19 May 2018

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
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
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.

Thank Sam L
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
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.

Thank globetrottingYankee
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

Thank Dickson0202
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