Biserica Nașterii Domnului

Opening HoursChurch Arbanasi9.00 – 18.00(april-october)
По заявка;In request(november-march)
Closed on: tuesday: 9.00 – 12.00
Winter Opening Hours
Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 you can visit the church only with prior arrangement 
(for individual visits and groups with a giude tour make your arrangement ) on +359 885 105 282, 
(for individual visits and groups without guide tour make your arrangement at least 30 minutes earlier) on +359 885 105 254 
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 – 16:00

This is the earliest and the most richly decorated church in the village of Arbanasi. It was built by stages. The oldest layer of wall-paintings is from the end of XVI c. It consists of a naos, a narthex, a gallery and a chapel dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

One of the most interesting scenes is the genealogical tree of Jesus Christ with the twelve ancient philosophers. It is in the narthex.

“The wheel of life” is the most impressive wall-painting in the gallery of the church. This is the earliest presentation of the scene on the walls of Bulgarian churches.


Admission fees:

Admission fees

Two-day individual ticket – includes 10 museum objects
Two-day family ticket (up to 3 children allowed) – includes10 museum objects


Visits free of charge

  • Children under 7;
  • Disabled people accompanied by social assistants;
  • Museum`s contributors (personal card required);
  • Every last Thursday.


With interpreting
In foreign language