Church of the Forty Martyrs

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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 areengraved columns honouring khans Krum (803-814) and Omurtag (815-831) and Ivan Asen II.

Useful information

Address:

Quartier d'Asen, 5000 Veliko Tarnovo

Price:

5 bgn

Opening hours

9.30am-6pm (last admission 5.30pm)

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