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Chiesa della Nativita

Arbanasi, Bulgaria
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Beautiful church with beautiful inside. If I am not mistaken the entrance is 5 leva, but it's... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Elżbieta W
A beautiful and interesting interior

Looked at from the outside this church is not that impressive but open the door and take a look... read more

Reviewed November 2, 2017
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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“every inch” (6 reviews)
Arbanasi, Bulgaria
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Beautiful church with beautiful inside. If I am not mistaken the entrance is 5 leva, but it's totally worth it!

Thank Elżbieta W
Reviewed November 2, 2017

Looked at from the outside this church is not that impressive but open the door and take a look inside! it is decorated from floor to ceiling with amazing frescoes and paintings depicting religious stories and tales from the Bible. When this region was ruled...More

Thank ArryAwk
Reviewed October 1, 2017

this is like your usual church with frescoes but on steroids. Not a bit of bare wall anywhere. It really is extraordinary and well worth a visit

Thank Chrissie M
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

The interior of this church is stunning with every inch covered in 16th century frescoes depicting biblical scenes and other stories. There is an unusual ' wheel of life ' fresco depicting the passage of a centenarian's life with its less than optimistic ending and...More

Thank Kerrylan
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We got an early bus (about 8.30 am) out of Veliko Tarnovo to Arbanasi and it was well worth it to wander around before the tour buses arrive. We pretty much had the place to ourselves and were free to wander into the churches without...More

Thank grimreaper21
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

I have been in many churches, but nothing like this. Almost every inch is covered with paintings of religious figures, which I assume are saints as they have halos around their heads. Many are pictured as being in the process of being beheaded. I guess...More

Thank Gcruik
Reviewed August 31, 2017

Church of the Nativity is the oldest and the most richly decorated church in the village of Arbanasi, a must see while visiting the village and totally worth the 6 Lv. entrance fee. All walls and ceilings are covered by beautiful frescoes, icons and paintings;...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Arbanasi is very picturesque little village. This church is well worth the visit. I was very impressed with the interior of the church and I highly recommend the visit.

Thank Atanas S
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

The best church in Arbanasi. They keep it in a very good conditions. Han conservado muy bien esta iglesia, esta restaurada guardando las pinturas originales.

Thank juditharanega
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We were staying in Veliko Tarnovo and took a taxi one AM to Arbanasi. Frankly, we could not find sites! So....we did some walking....there are MANY hotels and restaurants,lots of tour busses and BG and RO vehicles. We spent about 1.5 hours in Arbanasi and...More

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Bonnie S
April 1, 2016|
Response from travellingbear88 | Reviewed this property |
It is a small church. Don't need a day to cover.