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. Plan to see Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin and other attractions that appeal to you using our Varna trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Church is special for being the largest and most famous Bulgarian Orthodox cathedrals in Varna, and the second largest in Bulgaria so it is worth visiting because of that already even when not being r...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    The Cathedral is the symbol of the city. It is located opposite the main avenue that arrives on the central square. Is impressive and beautiful, especially from the outside with Golden spires.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Light a candle, admire the interior, enjoy the silence. Not very old and therefore not as dark as most churches of its kind, with wall paintings in good condition.  more »

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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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