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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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  • Small Orthodox Church, but with very nice interiors. The exterior can be appreciated in the morning and overall a must visit and follow a ceremony, very addictive.
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  • In addition to the great Alexander Nevski Cathedral as a point of attraction for many tourists is this neat little Russian Orthodox Church as a place of peace, of reflection, of spiritual contemplation. How a church should be just for those who want to worship God in it. Just kept, but very nice, with lots of lovable little details that worth to discover it - immediately on the main road that leads into the Center after Serdica.
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  • White-Green with gold-all as it should be: Russian and Orthodox. But nice! Example of modesty.
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