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Chiesa SS. Constantin e Elena

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Address: Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Magnificent frescoes

The inside of the church is another wonder of Bulgarian art with magnificent frescoes and icons. The church is hidden behind walls but easy to find because of the detached bell... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter D
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The inside of the church is another wonder of Bulgarian art with magnificent frescoes and icons. The church is hidden behind walls but easy to find because of the detached bell tower rising fairly high in the old city. Well worth a visit.

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Chengdu, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is situated in the heart of Plovdiv's old town on a cobblestone lane filled with numerous fine old houses. Like the timber houses on this street, the Constantine and Elena Church is largely a product of the nineteenth century Bulgarian Revival. It features icons and wall murals from nineteenth century artists who were inspired by the religious art... More 

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Thank Raymond W
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Unique church! One of the most visited Bulgarian Orthodox church in Plovdiv. She is a valuable religious, historical, and cultural landmark in the city’s Old Town!

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Thank Desislava Z
Victoria BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's easy to miss this church. According to the walking tour guide, in Ottoman times, a church could not be higher than its walls, so they built high walls to hide this little beauty. I lit a candle and enjoyed the dark, intense atmosphere.

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Thank Westcanada
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

very beautiful church. the paintings and icons inside are very nice and something for art lovers. too bad you cannot take pictures though.

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Thank dameiliya
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Small, humble, tranquil and stunningly beautiful Sveti "Konstantin and Elena" church is a prime example of the Bulgarian orthodox architecture and it's right in the heart of the Old Town. Pop in... you will love it.

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Thank Kris U
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

It's a small church in the old town of Plowdiw. There are nice mural paintings inside. Next to the church there is a bell-tower, which you don't see so often in orthodox churches. The church had originally been built by Emporer Konstantin (my name twin :D ) - but has been reconstructed several times since then. However, it felt cool... More 

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

It located in the heart of the Old Town of Plovdiv and, if I remember well, is located opposite or next to Ethnographic Museum. It's a very beautiful Church, well maintained and with a beautiful interior. It's quite small but notable for its exterior frescoes and hagiographies.. ✿

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Thank Foxy_WildSpirit
Brno, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Well, as all old buildings in Old Plovdiv were, this church was very nice painted inside, very peaceful and beautiful. I recommend to visit.

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Thank izret
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Very pretty! You can take pictures outside of cathedral but not inside. Make sure you take some Bulgarian currency to buy some candles.

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