- Dormition of the Theotokos Church, Targovishte
Dormition of the Theotokos Church
Църква Св. Успение Богородично (Bulgarian)
Basic information Location Targovishte, Bulgaria Geographic coordinates Affiliation Eastern Orthodox Province Targovishte Province Ecclesiastical or organizational status Church Architectural description Architect(s) Usta Dimitar, Paul Forlani Architectural style Bulgarian National Revival Completed 1851
Dormition of the Theotokos Church (Bulgarian: Църква Св. Успение Богородично / Tsŭrkva Sv. Uspenie Bogorodichno) is an Eastern Orthodox church building in Targovishte. It is one of the finest examples of the middle and late Bulgarian National Revival church architecture.
The building is situated in the Varosha Quarter - the old town in Targovishte. The church was built in the period 1847–1851 by Usta Dimitar from the Tryavna School. Initially the bell tower was a wooden structure next to the building. The three-naved church is built from stone on 510 sq.m. In 1860, the interior decoration, including the chancel-screen, was made, again by artists from the Tryavna School. In the very beginning of the 20th century the present elegant bell tower was added by Gencho Novakov, on a design by the Italian Paul Forlani.
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