Trip Planner: Europe / Bulgaria / Veliko Tarnovo Province / Arbanasi / Historic Sites / Chiesa della Nativita
Although the uncommon Chiesa della Nativita appears to be a simple house, it actually hides a church with lavish frescoes filling nearly the entire surface of the interior walls. During the Ottoman occupation, it was forbidden to build churches that exceeded heights of houses. So, the Christian community built this monument in the 16th century featuring very modest shapes and facade. Outside, you may not differentiate it from a horse stable. But inside you'll discover a wealth of Biblical motifs, including 4,000 frescoes that depict lives of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and various saints. A visit to Chiesa della Nativita represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Arbanasi family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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Personalmente es una de las cosas que más me ha gustado de toda Bulgaria, no me extraña que le llamen la Capilla Sixtina. Totalmente recubierta por fantásticos y antiquísimos frescos, te dejará con la... more »Personally it is one of the things liked most of all Bulgaria, no wonder they call him the Sistine Chapel. Completely covered with fantastic and very ancient frescoes, will leave you open-mouthed, visit absolutely essential.View original
The church is absolutely covered in paintings and I do mean covered: walls, ceiling, stabilizers. It was amazing to see all the stories on the wall although some have been upkept more than others. It'... more »
Llegamos justo cuando abrieron la iglesia al público. No me esperaba que fuese tan grande. No hay ni un hueco en los techos y paredes sin pintar!!. more »We arrived just when the Church opened to the public. Did not expect me it to be so big. There is not a hole on the ceilings and walls unpainted!.View original
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