Early Christian Small Basilica 

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The Small Basilica in Plovdiv is an early Christian church from around the 5th century AD and one of Plovdiv's most distinctive landmarks.

Found accidentally during the construction of a building in 1988, the Small Basilica is a great example of Roman Philippopolis past. You can take a look at the skills of ancient mosaic masters - well preserved rich architectural decorations full of Christian symbols (deer, pigeons, and others).

 

Why visit?

Pay attention to the symbols in the mosaics: the stag (depicting the soul of the Christian), the dove (depicting the Holy Spirit) and the Solomon's Knot (symbolizing eternity and faith)

One of the stones in the baptistery is believed to be precious

The colours of the mosaics are not artificial, each piece has its original colour

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    Free admission to the Small Basilica
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