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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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  • Beautiful Cathedral. More beautiful on the outside than on the inside. Pay to enter her. Was right next to the hotel Boutique Splendid.
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  • Pretty Orthodox Cathedral. She was undergoing during our visit in July 2016, but it's not embarrassing.
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  • ... The Dormition of the mother of God in Varna is situated in the city centre on one of the main thoroughfare, which is why it's hard to miss it by exploring, and is worth visiting. Alexander Dondukow-Korsakov invited by the inhabitants of Varna, after the Russo Turkish in the year 1878 on devotion to the Orthodox Church. Michael the Archangel, was disappointed and let down by the technical condition and the general appearance of the temple, therefore, promised to help in the construction of a new one. The foundation stone was set in August 1880 year and the construction took 6 years. In the Middle you can admire many interesting icons, all kinds of ozdobień and magnificent frescoes. A must for visitors to Varna.
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