8-century Old Church in Melnik Now Opens for Visitors

Society » CULTURE | August 24, 2016, Wednesday // 23:57| Views: | Comments: 0
  • Send to Kindle
Bulgaria: 8-century Old Church in Melnik Now Opens for Visitors BGNES

The "Sveta Zona" temple, one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in Bulgaria's Melnik, will open its doors for the public once again.

This is in fact one of the most valuable cultural temples in the region, built in the beginning of the 13 century. The set date for the event is 31 August and the day prior to the official opening of the temple, a holy liturgy will be held in town. 

It was built in quite an inaccessible place, 1,5 km above the town of Melnik, as part of a mediaeval fortress and a monastery, built at the order of the Despot Aleksi Slav.

"We put lots of efforts into restoring the temple. Now Melnik will have one more church in town,'' shared father Nikolay, who serves in the local church. He reminded tourists that there used to be over 70 temples in Melnik, and people even started comparing it to Jerusalem.


Culture » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Jerusalem, Melnik, church, town, temples
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Please, log in to post a comment.
» To the forumComments (0)
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria