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Palace “Holy Synod”


The Palace of the Holy Synod, erected between 1904 and 1912, stands as an architectural gem designed by renowned Bulgarian architects, Arch. Momchilov and Arch. Popov. Serving as the seat of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, this majestic structure resides in close proximity to the iconic “Alexander Nevsky” Temple-monument.

Upon its entrance, the depiction of three champions advocating for church independence adorns the facade, signifying their pivotal roles. Moreover, the palace’s garden hosts a bronze relief honoring Hilarion Makariopolski, esteemed as the founder of the independent Bulgarian Exarchate in 1870. Recognized for its historical and cultural significance, the Palace of the Holy Synod earned the esteemed title of a declared cultural monument in 1955.

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