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The Patriarchal Cathedral of the Holy Ascension of God is a former Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the city of Veliko Tarnovo, in north central Bulgaria. Located on top of the fortified Tsarevets hill in the former capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire, the cathedral was the seat of the Bulgarian patriarch from its construction in the 11th–12th century to its destruction in 1393. The Patriarchal Cathedral was destroyed after the Ottomans captured the Bulgarian capital after their Siege of Tarnovo on 17 July 1393.

The church was fully reconstructed in the 20th century. During the reconstruction its interior was repainted by artist Teofan Sokerov, who depicted important moments of medieval Bulgarian history in a modernist style (dome and north wall are shown in the photograph). Due to these murals, the church has never been reconsecrated and remains inactive.

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  • Copyright: Aleksandar Dekanski (dekanski) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 321 W: 129 N: 1525] (9265)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2015-06-09
  • Categories: Arte
  • Camera: Sony HX200v
  • Exposición: f/2.8, 1/30 segundos
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  • Versión de la foto: Versión original
  • Date Submitted: 2015-11-08 9:16
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