Church of St Nicholas, Backovo Monastery

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Permanently closed and protected by grilles, this 1834 church has in its narthex an extraordinary fresco cycle executed by Zahari Zograf between 1839 and 1841 depicting the Last Judgement, in which the illustrious painter included some of the Plovdiv gentry's more disollute members in compromising positions. Note also the self-portrait of the artist alongside senior monastic figures.

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Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Contemporary with the monastery, this
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Panorama of Backovo Monastery
Panorama of Backovo Monastery
Painted in 1846 by Alexi Atanasov, this
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Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
The "flagship" of the monastery, this
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Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Unfortunately, this refectory with its
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North Courtyard, Backovo Monastery
North Courtyard, Backovo Monastery
On entering this vast rectangular paved
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Church of the Archangels, Backovo Monastery
Church of the Archangels, Backovo Monastery
This little church facing the entrance
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Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Contemporary with the monastery, this
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Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
The "flagship" of the monastery, this
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Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Refectory, Backovo Monastery
Unfortunately, this refectory with its
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Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Ossuary, Backovo Monastery
Contemporary with the monastery, this
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Panorama of Backovo Monastery
Panorama of Backovo Monastery
Painted in 1846 by Alexi Atanasov, this
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Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
Church of Our Lady, Backovo Monastery
The "flagship" of the monastery, this
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