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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  • Cute little church in the middle of Sofia. You will see through the trees as if by magic. Is very small and pretty Russian style
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  • The Russian church or St. Nicholas is the most beautiful in Sofia. Architecture and paintings in its interior are typical of Russian churches.
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  • Small church with beautiful Russian foreign architecture. If you lower the crypt there is a box where people deposit their desires to a Saint that according to understand all languages. Very curious to see so many people in silence by writing your wishes.
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