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 online holiday builder to plot your vacation.
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We visited as part of a group tour with a Danube river cruise. Lovely church to visit with several entrance porches which used to be the point where women would need to halt to view the service from.... more »
This is a small church and no one will except such beautiful paintings inside. My book guide was a bit old but usually right about entrance price (+/- 1 lv). Here there was no price so the 10 lv... more »
This church is internally completely covered with magnificent paintings, dating from different times. This visit - for us - was the most grandiose we made in this region. more »
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