Rozhdestvo Hristovo Temple, Shipka

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
To honor Bulgaria's liberation from the Ottoman rule, Russian architects created Rozhdestvo Hristovo Temple, considered by some to be the finest-looking structure in the country. Featuring gilded onion-shaped domes and colorful mosaics, the church is a masterpiece of Russian 17th-century architecture. Standing 53 m (174 ft) tall, it rises above trees and rooftops, and its 17 bells can be heard from miles away. Step inside and see the vibrant decoration and frescoes, and observe mosaics with the names of nearly 18,500 soldiers who lost their lives during the Liberation War of 1877-1878. Put Rozhdestvo Hristovo Temple into our Shipka trip builder website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Shipka.
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  • The burial place of those who fell in the battle of Shipka Pass, whether Muslim or Christian, Bulgarian or Turkish or Russian, this temple reminds one that in death, we are all equal. In death, we...  more »
  • Rozhdestvo Hristovo Temple is a really very beautiful church! Must see when you are in the region. My pics are from 08th of June 2014.  more »
  • This region is littered with churches, and this is one with potentially the best looking exterior. Interior is not bad either, yet not as impressive as the outside. Worth a detour when traveling to...  more »

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