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  • Writer's pictureStefan Ivanov

The Assumption church in Malko Tarnovo

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

This very beautiful church is located in the center of Malko Tarnovo near the park and opposite the town square.


The Assumption church in Malko Tarnovo
The Assumption church in Malko Tarnovo

The earliest information about the first church built on this place is from 1754, engraved with a Greek inscription ("ΕΤΟΣ ТНΣ ЕКΛ. 1754") on a marble trough with a lid for the holy water, preserved today under the holy throne inside.


In its current form it was built in 1830, which can be understood from the built-in marble slab on the southern outer wall of the church, it is also mentioned that this is "Bulgarian Orthodox Church".


General Dibich Zabalkanski's people are also taking part in the construction process.

In order to reach its present appearance, the church was rebuilt several times.


On May 9, 1899, the Assumption church was renovated and consecrated.


The Assumption church in Malko Tarnovo
The Assumption church in Malko Tarnovo

The last major reconstruction of the church was carried out in 1932, when the old wooden bell tower was demolished and the present-day, monolithic one was erected, giving the church a majestic appearance.


The Assumption church in Malko Tarnovo
The Assumption church in Malko Tarnovo

Architecturally, the Assumption church is a three-nave basilica without a narthex and with a bell tower attached to the western facade. The church is three steps dug into the ground.


I wish you an exceptional and impressive walk!


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