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The Cathedral of the Virgin Mary
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The Cathedral of the Virgin Mary

The Cathedral of the Virgin Mary is one of the finest in the city. It was built by Kolyu Ficheto (1842-8) on the site of an older church.

The building has distinctive green domes. It also has four columns and elliptical windows. Architecturally has three-naves with two rows of capitals inside, which makes it unique in Veliko Tarnovo. The bell tower is on the western wall and was also built by Kolyu Ficheto.

The Cathedral was destroyed in the earthquake of 1913, but was restored by Master Grozyu in 1934 based on old design sketches and a plaster model. The woodwork in the church was created by Petar Kushlev of the Debar School, including the royal doors made of oak.

The church over looks Tsaravets, so it is a great place to watch the Sound and Light Show.

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