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Chiesa SS. Constantin e Elena

Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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In the heart of the Old Town

This is a small, tranquil and beautiful church in the heart of the Old Town in Plovdiv, hidden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria
Constantin e Elena Church.

A beautiful ancient church is hidden behind a wall. It has a bell tower and beautiful pictures on... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Sam L
Bucharest, Romania
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“bell tower” (4 reviews)
“small church” (4 reviews)
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Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, tranquil and beautiful church in the heart of the Old Town in Plovdiv, hidden behind a high stone fence. Very impressive murals and frescos both inside and outside, an ornate altar. It is believed to be one of the oldest churches...More

Thank Nik R
Reviewed 10 December 2017

A beautiful ancient church is hidden behind a wall. It has a bell tower and beautiful pictures on the outside. The interior is beautiful.

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 2 November 2017

You could easily walk by this church without realizing what lies behind the walls. It's interior is very interesting.

Thank James G
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

It's tucked away inside a wall. A simple tabarnacle, with lovely frescoes and golden artifacts. If those walls, candlesticks, crosses, candelabras were 18 carats gold, this place must be truly rich. A monument to Constantine and Helena.

Thank globetrottingYankee
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Not readily visible behind high walls we zipped inside before a baptism started. Normally no pictures inside but because of the event our guide said it was ok. While small in size the frescoes and chandeliers are worth your while. Take note of the bell...More

Thank Dickson0202
Reviewed 22 August 2017

When you enter inside you feel so deep peace. All inside is shining and seems that the sun is touching your soul and gives you excatly what you are looking for.

Thank Bilyana R
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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.

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

Thank Raymond W
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!

Thank Desislava Z
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.

Thank Westcanada
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