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Sveta Troitsa Sq 7, Ruse 7000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You walk down steps to get to this unusual church, built below ground according to Turkish stipulations. It is dark, but the beautiful golden, colorful icons stand out amazingly, especially considering the age (1600’s). Small, but well worth a stop.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed August 13, 2019

1632 year of building- the oldest cathedral church in Bulgaria. Look at the ceilings and frescoes, feel the time passing by... If you have a chance, you can even meet the bishop of Roussé, crossing the yard between the church and his residence nearby. Good...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank TsvetaNenova
Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

Be aware of the people who insist there is an entry fee of 4 BGN even though there are no signs and I confirmed with the museum next door and website entry is free, ans everyone else was entering without any problems. They were very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mary W
Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

We were told the Turks would only permit churches to be as high as a soldier on horseback,so the Orthodox Christians tunnelled underground to build their churches

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 20, 2019 via mobile

Holly ortodox place with a faboulos legend that came from the otoman empire. The curch is built underground.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

This is actually the Church of the Holy Trinity [Sveta Troitsa] however is often known as 'the cathedral' but it is not such because it is not a seat of a bishop. It is however a particularly interesting and beautiful place to visit. The belltower...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

This old church right next to the town’s opera house, is hidden somewhat by the thick trees in front of the church. While Its exterior is unimpressively simple, its interior is quite impressive with colorful murals and large chandelier.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Suwatss
Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Enter to see the art in the church. Very beautifull walls and woodwork. Must see it. In the same center of the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank borisgordevski
Reviewed January 4, 2019 via mobile

I would definitely recommend going to the cathedral. It really is unusual, it’s underground. Beautiful on the inside.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NickolasJoelLado
Reviewed October 27, 2018

There is often some event of mass in this church. Anyway, dont be afraid to go in and admire it from the back. It is a beautiful one.

Date of experience: October 2018
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