Monastery of Panagia Blacherna in Arta
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The Monastery of Panagia Blacherna (Παναγίας βρίσκεται) is located north of Arta, on the opposite side of the Arachthos River. It was named after the famous church of Blachernai in Constantinople. The church, which served as the katholikon of a monastery, was built over the ruins of an older church. It is three-aisled basilica dating to the 13th century. 

Monastery of Panagia Blacherna (Arta).jp
Monastery of Panagia Blacherna (Arta).jp
Monastery of Panagia Blacherna (Arta).jp
Monastery of Panagia Blacherna (Arta).jp
Monastery of Panagia Blacherna (Arta).jp
Monastery of Panagia Blacherna (Arta).jp
Monastery of Panagia Blacherna (Arta).jp
Monastery of Panagia Blacherna (Arta).jp

Plan by Ćurčić

Sources

Byzantine Architecture by Cyril Mango

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture by ​Richard Krautheimer 

Architecture in the Balkans from Diocletian to Süleyman the Magnificent by Slobodan Ćurčić

Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium edited by Alexander Kazhdan

Resources

Blacherna Arta Album (Byzantine Legacy Flickr)

Church of Panagia Vlacherna (Religious Greece)

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