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The Church of the Forty Martyrs was built under the rule of Bulgarian tsar Ivan Asen II (1218-1241). A revered monument of the Second Bulgarian Empire, it was transformed into a mosque in the 18C, and later returned to the Orthodox Church after the liberation of the country. In this church, Ferdinand Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha, proclaimed Bulgaria's independence in 1908. Archaeological investigations have revealed the tomb of tsar Kalojan and other notables and nobles of the Second Empire. There are engraved columns honouring khans Krum (803-814) and Omurtag (815-831) and Ivan Asen II.

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  • Address : Quartier d'Asen BG - 5000 Veliko Tarnovo5000Veliko Tarnovo
  • Prices : 5 bgn

Opening hours :

  • 9.30am-6pm (last admission 5.30pm)

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    • Language: gbr
    • Position : As a couple


    Recently renovated, the Forty Martyrs Church is another bijou to the glorious ancient capital of Bulgaria. We have enjoyed a lot the place on early May'13 where the entry fee of 6 BGN is quite reasonable fee for the option to continue the path of the history of Bulgaria, with the graves of St. Sava Srpski, the great Tsar Ioanitsa ( Kaloyan), the list of all Bulgarian rulers and the beautiful view to Yantra river. The church is a museum now and if you like to light a candle up, there is a side small area, left from the main door, where candles are at your disposal against small self contribution of 0.5 BGN or 1 BGN.


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