Take a tour through the and churches in Bulgaria to feel the deep roots of Christianity in the country.
Bulgarian churches have been built in the Orthodox style and richly decorated with icons and murals by distinguished Bulgarian icon painters. Christianity was one of the main reasons for the preservation of Bulgarian identity during the Ottoman Yoke. Many Bulgarian churches were destroyed during that period but, still, a surprisingly large number of churches survived and can be seen today. You may be sure to find many churches in every city and town in Bulgaria - , , , , , Rousse, Stara Zagora.
Visit Bulgarian churches in order to get closer to Bulgarian religious spirit and to diversify your cultural trip in the country. There are a large number of churches in you can include in your travel plan. You should start with a visit to the impressive , the emblem of the capital. , , are only a small part of the churches in which are a must for the sight-seer. If you have time to travel to the surroundings of , visit at the foot of the Vitosha mountain. It is an important historic monument with exceptional murals and frescos.
Churches in Plovdiv
The city of , especially its old part, boasts a large number of churches, preserved to a different degree. “The Holy Mother of God” Church, the St St Constantine and Elena Church, the St Marina Church and the St Petka Church are among the oldest churches in which attract thousands of visitors today.
Churches in Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi
If you travel to the ancient Bulgarian capital – and the neighbouring museum town of , you will be immersed in the mystic atmosphere of the Bulgarian Revival period. Besides the imposing fortress on the and the Trapezitsa hill, you can see a great many churches in and Arbanassi, which have been restorated and are currently well-maintained - , , , the church of , , the