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Oldest church in town

This church is considered to be the oldest in the city, dating to the 4th century though the... read more

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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
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Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is considered to be the oldest in the city, dating to the 4th century though the present building dates to the 18th century.

Date of experience: February 2018
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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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 445nikr
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank globetrottingYankee
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