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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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  • If you look at the Saint Nicolas church without knowing you're in Sofia you'd say to stay in Moscow! This an excellent example of Russian churches. Outside is beautiful but inside is astonishing! The ...  more »
  • Going up from the beautiful Boulevard Osvoboditel we stop to visit the Russian Orthodox church dedicated to Saint Nicholas. Completed in 1914, has four Golden domes and green roofs. The Interior though small is packed with mosaics and icons.
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  • This tiny Russian Orthodox Church is in addition to the great Alexander Nevsky Church an absolute highlight when visiting Sofia. The Church is open to the public during the day and should be seen also from the inside. Worth a visit!
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  • Ever in a need, visit the tomb of st. Serafim. Write your meaningful and true desire. St. Serafim will support. Only a remark to foreign visitors - when in any orthodox church please come properly dressed and act with respect towards the people inside.
  • Beautiful church.. really ornate interior that is just beautiful.. so naturally that would warrant 5 stars! Not like other reviews "Beautiful Russian Church" 2 stars? Defies Logic?
  • A colorful Russian Orthodox church with a nice park next door. The difference to the Bulgarian Orthodox churches is clearly visible.
  • Beautiful church, easy to get to. Worth a visit if you're in the area.
  • Here miracles DO happen!