St Demetrius' Cathedral, Sliven

The present building of St Demetrius' Cathedral in Sliven was built from 1831 to 1834 on a former wooden church site. In 1966 the church was declared a cultural monument of local importance. In the spring of 1971, the National Institute of Cultural Monuments undertook the restoration and conservation of the iconostasis.

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