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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Varna

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Religious Site
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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  • This beautiful old cathedral stands in the middle of Varna east access and lovely on the inside, well worth a visit  more »
  • This place looks pretty nice from the outside, but the inside is dark and cavernous, without much interest in my opinion.  more »
  • This church has stunning Icons and frescoes throughout. There is no problem taking photos and the light inside is adequate.  more »