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Episcopal Basilica - Sandanski

Author: , 529 metres From Sandanski.    , GPS coordinates: N 41.5670848    E 23.2803524
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 Episcopal basilica in Sandanski was opened by Vladimir Petkov in 1989 during archaeological excavations. Beside her were found and Baptistery, buildings and courtyard. They are related to church life and rituals during the era of the early Christian era. Classical basilica is located in the center of the complex. It will impress you with its internal architecture, monumentality and beautiful frescoes and mosaics. Of river boulders with girdles brick building was built. This testifies to the so-called Opus makstum or mixed structure of the ancient Roman way of construction. The central premise of the temple consists of a main vessel and side two, which are separated by columns each other in the Roman Corinthian style. The open first antique city remains buried in the marble flooring. Today it is known as Sandanski pulpit. Kept in place the first step and lead solder for the columns of the railings. The actual management of the city and near the valley of the Struma river is rising from the building - the seat of the bishop.


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