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Chiesa SS. Constantin e Elena

Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Another Bulgarian trasure

It's tucked away inside a wall. A simple tabarnacle, with lovely frescoes and golden artifacts. If... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Lovely church

Not readily visible behind high walls we zipped inside before a baptism started. Normally no... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Plovdiv Old Town, Plovdiv 4000, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
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.

Thank dameiliya
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.

Thank Kris U
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...More

Thank Constantins_Travels
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