The Greek Orthodox 'Holy Trinity' Church in Bansko is one of the most important and historic landmarks in the town. Therefore well deserving of a post especially to share my photos with you, although unfortunately no internal ones as cameras were not allowed. Building of the church by local craftsmen commenced in 1835, when it was first consecrated. Within three years a monastery school had been built in the churchyard, the tower was not added until 1850 and it did not get a clock until 1865.
Since its construction during Ottoman rule the church has established itself as the spiritual and cultural centre of Bansko. Playing an important part in the revival of the Bulgarian National spirit and independence in 1912, this place of Orthodox religion was apparently supported by many educated men, that were also revolutionaries.
If you are interested in learning more about the murals, icons, architecture and general history of the building information plus photos can be found by visiting these links. Bansko - Holy Trinity Church About The Holy Trinity Church
|It was raining when my sister and I visited, hence the spot on lens!|
|More rain spots, plus if you look carefully, the painting photographed below.|
I was particularly pleased with the following photos of the storks nest on the church tower. It is said that a pair of white storks return to the nest each year, something I would love to see for myself, an event that is very important to the locals and of course a great visitor attraction.
|Just imagine this photo with a stork nesting here!|
Bansko - Holy Trinity Church About The Holy Trinity Church
Bansko - Wikipedia Municipality of Bansko - Official Website Travel Tales - Bansko - Bulgaria
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All photos are my own taken in January 2014
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