Chapel of St. Nicholas

Velingrad Bulgaria

Bulgarian Orthodox

The chapel was built in 2009 on the site of an earlier church destroyed by Ottoman Turks in the 1600s. It is in the forest above Velingrad, a 40 minute walk. The chapel is regarded as miraculous, with tradition saying that whoever lights a candle here will receive their request. Many people come to the chapel for Nikulden on December 6. They gather and give an offering for health and prosperity. The chapel, though new, brings the spiritual power of centuries.