Temple Sveta Paraskeva

June 24, 2015
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The Church of St Paraskeva is a Bulgarian Orthodox church in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. The church, dedicated to Saint Paraskeva, is located on 58 Georgi Rakovski Street in the centre of the city. It is the third-largest church in Sofia.

Plans to build a church at the site date to 1910, when Stuttgart-educated Bulgarian architect Anton Tornyov (1868–1942) won a competition for the church's design. Due to the Balkan Wars and World War I, however, the construction was postponed. In 1922, the church board of trustees announced another competition, which was again won by Tornyov. The construction of the Church of St Paraskeva was complete by 1930, but the finishing works on the porticos did not cease until 1940.

St Paraskeva has a somewhat unusual design for an Eastern Orthodox church. For example, the cella is in practice a round chamber over 20 metres (66 ft) in diameter. The cella gradually disintegrates into the surrounding apses.

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Dima Yordanova
Dima Yordanova  

I voted for you 10! Can you vote for me :)
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August 5, 2015 01:37:53 PM UTC
Jijka Jij
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August 4, 2015 11:28:19 AM UTC
Nadica Josifova
Nadica Josifova  

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Stela Borisova
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August 2, 2015 04:33:42 PM UTC
Михаела  Михайлова
Михаела Михайлова  

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