Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Varna

4.4
Religious Site · Church
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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  • The outside is currently under renovation so covered by scaffolding, however the inside is the star of the show anyway. Beautiful frescos & icons, well preserved. Has a lovely calming atmosphere.  more »
  • Interesting Orthodox cathedral with very well preserved icons and frescoes (in Bulgaria the icons usually turn black because of the candles used).  more »
  • Outside this cathedral is not so interesting but inside it’s stunning spatially and materially and very uplifting. Not busy when I visited. To buy candles there is a small shop just as you enter the.....  more »

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