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Early Christian Basilica of Lyutobrod

The early Christian basilica is located next to the eastern wall of the "Ritlite" rock formation. It dates back to the IV century. The basilica was originally three-conch church with dimensions 18 x 13 m. It was destroyed and then rebuilt into a three-aisled without side conchs. In addition to the western entrance, the basilica had an entrance from the east and from the northwest. [...]
Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev

The Bishop's Basilica of Philippopolis, Plovdiv

The Bishop's Basilica of Philippopolis, also known as the Great Basilica, is one of the most impressive early Christian churches in Southeastern Europe. It is located in the city of Plovdiv and was discovered during archaeological excavations in the 1980s.
Built in the 4th century, during the reign of Emperor Constantine the Great, the basilica was the center of Christianity in the region. The building covers an area of over 3,600 square meters and is notable for its remarkable mosaic floors, which include geometric patterns, depictions of plants, birds and exotic animals. The central nave of the basilica is covered with a large medallion depicting Jesus Christ seated on a throne. [...]
Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev

Roman aqueduct, Plovdiv

The Roman aqueduct in the town of Plovdiv, also known as the "Aqueduct of Philippopolis", is an ancient engineering marvel that provided clean water from the Rhodope Mountains to the ancient city. Built in the 2nd century during the reign of Emperor Hadrian, this aqueduct is one of the best preserved Roman aqueducts in the world.
Spanning approximately 18 kilometres, the aqueduct consists of a series of arched structures that carry water from springs in the mountains to the city. [...]
Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev

"Shishamnova banya", Veliko Tarnovo

The Shishman Bath, also known as the Bath of Tsar Ivan Shishman, is a historic Ottoman bath in Veliko Tarnovo. It is located near the "Holy Forty Martyrs" Church.
The bath was built in the 15th century during the reign of Tsar Ivan Shishman. It is believed to be the last public bath built before the fall of the Second Bulgarian Kingdom. The bath was named after the king because it was opened during his reign. [...]
Text: Nedyalko Mihalev | Photos: Nedyalko Mihalev
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