Skortsite village / LoRa Photography

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It is difficult to imagine that less than a century ago Skortsite, together with the nearby neighborhoods had more than 2,000 people.

The biggest landmark of Skortsite is the church “St. Dimitar ”. The temple is closed, left to the whims of time and nature. It was consecrated in 1876. It is believed to have been built in about a year. The main architect of the temple is Gencho Usta, a famous Revival master. His work is the cathedrals in Varna, in the Danube city of Vidin and others. “St. Dimitar ”is a typical Revival church in this area. The interesting thing about it, however, is that the stones from which it is built are very smooth. Such construction is not found elsewhere in the area. The temple is unique with its priceless frescoes dating from the Renaissance.