Veliko Tarnovo

The Nativity Church

  Arbanassi     more than a year ago
The Nativity Church is the oldest church in Arbanassi. Originally built during the 15th century the simple low level building belies the wealth of art to be found within. Nearly every inch of the vaulted interior is covered in paintings and frescoes dating back to the 17th century. Scenes are from the old and new testaments: the life of Christ, the virtues of the Virgin Mary, there is even a frieze of Greek philosophers and several inscriptions of the benefactors and sponsors. The 'Wheel of Life' on the east wall of the north gallery is the earliest depiction of this type in Bulgarian churches.


Open 9:00 - 18:00 April - October
Closed on Mon 9:00 - 12:00

Price/Additional Info

Admission 6 leva adults, 2 leva students
Children under 7 free
Two day ticket passes are valid here.


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