Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, Sarajevo

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At Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo, explore a valuable collection of Orthodox icons dating from the 13th through 19th centuries. The small stone church was first mentioned in Ottoman sources in 1539, but it was built on much older foundations, probably from the sixth century. Notice the two stone candelabras next to the altar and a carved wooden iconostasis that frames Byzantine-style icons. Apart from icons, the museum in the port houses illuminated manuscripts, old printed books, liturgical objects, clerical vestments, and embroidery. The church also has relics of early Christian martyrs, such as the right hand of St. Tecle. Plan your visit to Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Sarajevo and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Sarajevo day trip planning app .
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  • The old Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel is located near Bashcharshia on the street. Mustafa's mules. The general view of the church and its architecture clearly reflect the position of Orthodoxy in the Ottoman Empire. The church is low, devoid of the usual dome, apses - an ordinary old house of limestone and tuff behind a stone fence, so as not to "call" the eyes of Muslims. The first direct mention of the church dates back to 1539. After the fires, the church was rebuilt, but always taking into account the established restrictions: on the former foundation and without exceeding the previous height. Therefore, to increase the internal volume of the floor in the church below the ground level. The interior space is separated by powerful pillars and two-level arcades. Above the naifs and the porch in the 18th century was erected a gallery - here wives ...
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  • Small Orthodox church that is really worth visiting. Inside is an oase of peace, between the cloister with its roses and the music that is heard inside. We also visited the museum full of many very beautiful icons.
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