Eat, pray, love: 3 great religious sites to see on an Amsterdam to Bucharest European River cruise
Central European river cruises have a lot to offer any traveler. Whether your passion is music, art, architecture, history or nature, there’s a site on this 24-day Avalon river cruise that is sure to capture your heart and make the whole trip worthwhile.
For spiritual travelers, this cruise also offers a number of must-see destinations. Inside these three great churches, you’ll find countless ways to get closer to the divine:
Arbanassi, Church of the Nativity–This central northern Bulgarian village is known for its 17th and 18th century churches, but none may be more memorable than the Church of the Nativity. Inside, you’ll see ornate mouldings and vibrant depictions of Christ. While this hardly does it justice, you can see portion of the church online here.
Belgrade, Cathedral of St. Sava–The largest Serbian Orthodox church in the world, the exterior of the Cathedral of Saint Sava is downright jaw-dropping, with its distinctive black-and-white coloration and breathtaking domes. Inside, look for the mosaics and admire the marble structure.
Bratislava, St. Martin’s Cathedral–Built just below a castle, this church is unique for its design features – the church itself was made to symbolize a crucifix and its top is a representation of the Hungarian crown – and it is often cited as one of the finest examples of older Hungarian churches. With a stark gothic look and towering stained glass displays, you can also attend Mass at this church to complete your experience.
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