Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, Sarajevo

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At Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, explore a valuable collection of Orthodox icons dating from the 13th through 19th centuries. The small stone church was first mentioned in Ottoman sources in 1539, but it was built on much older foundations, probably from the sixth century. Notice the two stone candelabras next to the altar and a carved wooden iconostasis that frames Byzantine-style icons. Apart from icons, the museum in the port houses illuminated manuscripts, old printed books, liturgical objects, clerical vestments, and embroidery. The church also has relics of early Christian martyrs, such as the right hand of St. Tecle. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo by using our Sarajevo vacation trip planner.
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  • May 4, 2017
    This medieval church gives a very intimate feeling. In sheer contrast with some of the pompous and bombastic buildings of modern times. A precious gem but a bit off the beaten path.  more »
  • March 12, 2017
    A trip to the Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel allows you to step back into medieval Sarajevo. In this ancient Serbian Orthodox church you can view the icons illuminated by candle lig...  more »
  • February 16, 2017
    One of the oldest church in Europe. Very nice. Inside there is museum, gift shop and the wine shop. Recommend this place  more »

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