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 into our Sofia trip tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sofia.
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  • The outside of this tiny little gem is one of the prettiest churches I've ever seen. Their side is somber and dark, free to visit.  more »
  • Here near the Palace is this Russian way. This building is well maintained on the outside, the inside is small and intimate. Next to the church there are also park benches where the convience is certainly in good weather.
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  • Cute small Orthodox Church is very striking gold-plated domes. Interestingly, the unusual exterior and Hungarian eye Interior.
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