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Temple Sveti Nikolay, Sofia

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At the crypt of , a box with handwritten messages stands next to the tomb of the former Bishop Seraphim. Locals consider him a miracle worker and believe that he answers prayers and makes wishes come true. The church's white-and-green tiled exterior is topped with five small, golden domes. Inside, you'll find four icons on the iconostasis, modeled after the icons from Kiev's St. Vladimir cathedral. The builders and the artists who painted the interior walls also worked on the Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Built on the Russian Embassy's initiative between 1907 and 1914, the church served as а center for numerous Russian emigrants in Bulgaria. Note that information at the site is available only in Russian and Bulgarian. Put Temple Sveti Nikolay at the forefront of your travel plans using our Sofia trip itinerary planner.
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  • This church, like all Orthodox churches, is simply magnificent! Full of spectacular mosaics, gold works of inestimable value. Definitely not impressive as the others present in the city because of the small size but worth the money get into it
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  • Paradise found Christian monument. Poly Kala syntirimeno, with spoydaies at within the. Location, architectural interest Located in the center of Sofia, very close to other interesting points and Chi, easy proseggizetai.
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  • Does not go unnoticed with its onion-shaped domes. In excellent condition is elegant, fine and architecturally interesting certainly at the forefront of the attractions in Sofia.
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  • Ever in a need, visit the tomb of st. Serafim. Write your meaningful and true desire. St. Serafim will support. Only a remark to foreign visitors - when in any orthodox church please come properly dressed and act with respect towards the people inside.
  • Beautiful church.. really ornate interior that is just beautiful.. so naturally that would warrant 5 stars! Not like other reviews "Beautiful Russian Church" 2 stars? Defies Logic?
  • A colorful Russian Orthodox church with a nice park next door. The difference to the Bulgarian Orthodox churches is clearly visible.
  • Beautiful church, easy to get to. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • Here miracles DO happen!