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Temple Sveti Nikolay, Sofia

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Architectural Building Religious Site
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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  • Very nice christian monument with beautiful decoration inside and outside! Worth to visit and take photos  more »
  • This church is close to the center of Sofia. It is small but very beautiful. In the church there are a lot of drawings. You will like them  more »
  • We didn't go into the church but admired the outside of the building. There was a lovely park and garden around the church.  more »