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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Varna

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Churches, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • The second largest church in Bulgaria. A place that should be a must on a map visitors Warne, who appreciate getting to know a new culture and see the many great frescoes. Inside and out, decorated very elaborately, paintings and figurines. The only thing that pushes the noise caused by the amount of tourists who behave like in the Bazaar, forgetting that this is a sacred place. Before we were warned before the kieszonkowcami, who are waiting for bargains, taking advantage of crowds of people. Entrance free, shooting 6 left, although I paid I learned after leaving, and the whole time I was doing photos.
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  • The Cathedral was built in 1880-1885 g. at SS. Cyril and Methodius square in honor of the Russian soldiers who liberated the town from the Ottoman rule. In the Cathedral many stained glass Windows, frescoes and icons. In 1902 g. Russian Tsar Nicholas II donated the Cathedral more than 40 icons. Grandiose appearance, majestic dome viewed from different angles.
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  • Probably more impressive if you go in, although the fresco's that I saw when sneaking a peek through the door looked impressive!! 
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