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Temple - chapel St. John the Baptist

The medieval chapel St. John the Baptist (known as “the St. Yani Chapel”) in Assenovgrad dates from the same time as Bachkovo monastery (11th century). Perched on a hilltop in the western side of Assenovgrad, St. Yani chapel is part of an ensemble of nearby chapels and lends a medieval charm to this part of the town. A valuable wall painting of St. John the Baptist dating from 13-14th century was recently revealed and restored. The chapel is actually inaccessible from north and northwest directions because of its unique location. It has been built for a first time during 11-13 centuries. It is one of the most important national cultural monuments. The chapel was renovated in 2000.

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