July 22, 2011

Bulgarian Iron Church's Restoration in Istanbul Starts in August

The Istanbul Municipality and the provincial administration have joined efforts to restore the Bulgarian "St. Stefan" church.


According to Hurriyet Daily News, "the parts of the church that have become dirty and carbonated will be cleaned thoroughly with detergent water, while the missing ornaments on the façade will be replicated using original material. The crooked parts of the roof will also be renewed."

The same publication informs that the restoration is scheduled to begin next month and will cost TRL 2.5 M

The Bulgarian "Saint Stephen" Church, also known as the Bulgarian Iron Church, is a Bulgarian Orthodox church in Istanbul, Turkey, famous for being made of cast iron. The parts were manufactured in Vienna and then transported via the Danube River to Bulgaria and through the Black Sea to Istanbul. The Church was inaugurated in 1898 by Exarch Joseph and marks the beginning of the Bulgarian exarchate.

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