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The Memorial Temple of the Birth of Christ, nown as Shipka Monastery is a Bulgarian Orthodox church built near the town of Shipka between 1885 and 1902 to Antoniy Tomishko's design in the 17-century Muscovite style. It is, together with the other...more
Shipka 6150, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Could see the spires and hear the bells from our hotel room, Had no idea what it was so went investigating, What peeped out from the trees was what looked like a fairytale castle with gold domes glistening in the sunlight, it appeared almost other...More

Thank Kel_the_Brit
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Just as the more famous Alexander Nevski Cathedral in Sofia the Nativity church above the village of Shipka has also been built by Russians in memory of their contribution to Bulgaria's liberation from the Ottoman Empire. For people travelling over the Shipka pass in the...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This place should remind us, that peace and freedom are most valuable than everything else. Visit it!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

On our way from Shipka monument we have visited also the church. It was easy to find it,because you can see the golden cupolas/towers from the main street. Church is gergeous not only from outside,but also from inside. Visit is free of charge. Outside is...More

Thank Legaga
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Typical Russian orthodox church on an hilltop. Built to comemorate the fallen in a famous battle fought near. It does some nice icons by Russian artist and is a good place to visit if near.

Thank K7668APandrewm
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Temple-monument in Shipka is one of the strongest symbols of Bulgarian liberation from Turkish slavery. Built in memory of thousands of dead Russian, Romanian, Finnish soldiers and Bulgarian volunteers, the temple stores their bones. The walls of the temple outside are inscribed with the names...More

Thank nantona
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The church was built to immortalise the glory and the memory of the Russians and Bulgarians who lost their lives in the Russo-Turkish liberation war of 1877-78. Though the construction started in 1885, the church-monument was inaugurated in 1902. It is built in the style...More

Thank Emira T
Reviewed 20 February 2017

very nice curch out side and inside. you can go downstairs in the curch and see the graves. and also outside near the curch there is a small graveyard with first world war people.

Thank ofermeiri
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is definitely one of the most beautiful and breathtaking churches I have ever been to. It's surrounded by the forest and has an amazing view.

Thank StoyanTitev
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Driving toward Shipka one cannot miss this fantastic church with its golden domes. The Memorial Temple of the Birth of Christ (Rozhdestvo Hristovo) better known as the Shipchenski (or Shipka) Monastery is a Bulgarian Orthodox church constructed between 1885-1902. It was built in memory of...More

Thank Bob L
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