Church of St. Paraskeva, Sofia
Plans to build a church at the site date to 1910, when Stuttgart-educated Bulgarian architect Anton Tornyov won a competition for the church's design. Due to the Balkan Wars and World War I, however, the construction was postponed. In 1922, the church board of trustees announced another competition, which was again won by Tornyov. The construction of the Church of St Paraskeva was complete by 1930, but the finishing works on the porticos did not cease until 1940.
St Paraskeva has a somewhat unusual design for an Eastern Orthodox church: for example, the cella is in practice a round chamber over 20 metres (66 ft) in diameter. The cella gradually disintegrates into the surrounding apses.
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Sight Location: Sofia, Bulgaria (See walking tours in Sofia)
Sight Type: Religious
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