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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Varna

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See a finely carved iconostasis and bishop's throne at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin. Prince Alexander Battenberg placed the first stone in the foundations of the cathedral on Aug. 22, 1880. The large Byzantine-cross church is topped with golden onion domes. A group of Bulgarian and Russian artists painted the frescoes on the interior walls in the 1940s. The stained-glass windows depict St. Cyril, St. Methodius, St. Kliment, and St. Angelarius. You can climb 133 steps up the narrow, spiral staircase to the bell tower for views of the city. You must pay a fee to take photos of the interior. Make Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin part of your personalized Varna itinerary using our Varna vacation planner.
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  • Place to visit. The visit to the Cathedral is free. Taxis or buses almost always lead you to this place. And Furthermore, the visit is fast enough. It's too bad that there is no audio guide to give us information about icons, statues...
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  • On vacation there are always a few minutes to put a candle for wholesomeness or repose. For the lover of sights worthy of tile on the floor, it would be great if there were more in the church history books
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  • Beautiful a true feast for the eyes at any time of day! Highly recommended it's at least briefly over dinner once again at lighting watch
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As Bulgaria's largest coastal town and the nexus of its burgeoning seaside vacation industry, Varna boasts a wide array of hotels and accommodations. The city center north of the train station features large, upscale hotels ranging from Communist-era concrete block-style buildings to more fanciful boutiques. Many offer swimming pools and plenty of amenities. To cut down on costs, consider staying in a guesthouse or bed and breakfast. Beachgoers will want to check out the range of hotels strung out north of the city, which extend a significant distance up the coast. However, keep in mind that staying right on the water will come with a heightened price tag.
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