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Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of God

The Bulgarian Patriarchate is the second major architecture monument of Tsarevets. It is richly decorated inside and out. The Patriarchal Church was built in two stages: the first –in the beginning of XIII century, the second – in the XIV century.During the exploration and diggings there have been found a lot of decorative plates and four-rosettes, decorated in various colours,as well as numerous paintings showing the Bulgarian craftsmanship over the centuries.Three open spaces have been found near the South wall and the middle one is a tower with a bell- a rare phenomenon in the church architecture in the Balkans.


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