Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Varna

Church · 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. 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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  • Outside of building was in construction and inside was empty so we had time to look each painting. İt is good to see and visit and spent some time there.i saw on Google map and it is said to have too....  more »
  • I was lucky enough to attend here for a wedding a little while ago but when I saw it come up on here, I just had to leave a review. What a stunning building. It really is magnificent. If you are...  more »
  • 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 »

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