St. George the Victor Rotunda
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2 Dondukov Blvd. (The Presidency yard)
St George Rotunda is the most ancient preserved Roman building in the city. It is part of an ancient building complex, built during the time of Constantine I the Great (306-337) in the beginning of the 4th century. It is accepted that during the Early-Christian Age it served as a baptisterium. It was transformed into a church in 6th century during the reign of Justinian the Great (527-565) and painted for the first time. Several layers of frescoes from different periods were found during the restoration of the interior. One of them has kept the image of an angel from 9th century, with an exceptionally inspired human form, which makes it unique.