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Temple Sveti Nikolay, Sofia

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • Russian style church with golden bulb roof. Inside this is so small and warm with fully decorated walls. 
  • The exterior of the church is almost as interesting as the interior. Not much to see inside but still a quaint building with a lot of charm. 
  • Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas, we hit almost at the very end of a sightseeing tour around Sofia. It is situated in the Centre, near the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Russian Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas was built under the order of Russian emigrants in year 1912 under the supervision of the architect of the Transfiguration. The Church is surmounted by five domes decorated with frescoes from the notice, some of them are copies of kievo-pecherskaya Lavra. To the left of the entrance is the tomb of St. Seraphim. Leave a note here. Very cute and nice Church! Even birches grow right from the entrance.
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  • Magically beautiful church, one of the most charming I've been to in Europe.
  • This place was really beautiful and unique, though small compared to the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. We couldn't really go properly in because a service was being carried out, but all the better because we got to see the church in working order with incense in the air and chanting.
  • Most beautiful church I've never seen
  • Quite interesting church from the outside while the inside is small but also intimate.
  • Great place!
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