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“Extraordinary interior. ”

Chiesa della Nativita
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Arbanasi
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 23 September 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 life was frequently shortened for some christians.
You gotta go see this.

Thank Gcruik
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"nativity church"
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"every inch"
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"veliko tarnovo"
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"amazing frescoes"
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"tour guide"
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"religious figures"
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"new testament"
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"floor to ceiling"
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"bulgarian orthodox"
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"entrance fee"
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"interesting interior"
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"choir sing"
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"bible stories"
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Reviewed 31 August 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; especially the Wheel of life is amazing!

1  Thank DOBCHO
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Reviewed 24 August 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
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Reviewed 16 August 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
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Reviewed 29 July 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 took the city bus back.
Glad we stayed in the "big city".

Thank morewierd
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