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The Church “The Assumption of the Virgin” in the town of Kardzhali

The Church “The Assumption of the Virgin” in the town of Kardzhali

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church “The Assumption of the Virgin” is in the Gledka neighborhood in the town of Kardzhali. The sanctuary includes both the church and the monastery in which it is located. The church basilica, which has three naves, was built in the 20th century. It is both a functioning church and a cultural landmark. The color scheme used to paint the church murals is an interesting mixture of blue and yellow that is often found in the symbolic iconography of Middle Eastern Christianity.
The church preserves a part of Christ’s cross that was discovered among other holy relics during the excavation in 2002 of the Perperikon site near Kardzhali.
Visitors enter the church through an arch that is striking in its beauty and simplicity. The church is enclosed by a small grass-covered square courtyard in which there is a holy spring and a pond.
An imposing bell tower that rises above the complex can be seen from a considerable distance.
The monastery offers overnight accommodations.


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The Church “The Assumption of the Virgin” in the city of Kardzhali The Church “The Assumption of the Virgin” in the city of Kardzhali The Church “The Assumption of the Virgin” in the city of Kardzhali The Church “The Assumption of the Virgin” in the city of Kardzhali The Church “The Assumption of the Virgin” in the city of Kardzhali
Opening hours

Opening Hours:

April – October: 8.00 am – 7.30 pm

November – March: 8.00 am – 6.30 pm

Contacts

The Church and Monastery Complex “The Assumption of the Virgin”

2 Ana Ventura Street, Gledka Neighborhood, Kardzhali

Tel: +359 361 62494

e-mail: uspeniekj@abv.bg
Website: www.uspeniekj.hit.bg

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