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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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  • when you walk in it is so quiet and peaceful i sat and wondered at the paintings on the ceiling, so old and beautiful, a nice place to visit. 
  • The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is the second biggest in the country as well as the most impressive building and landmark of the city of Varna. It was built from 1880- 1886 initiated wit...  more »
  • The best looking cathedral in Varna. It is much beautiful indite. Each and every time I go I feel a special magic when I go in. It is a wonderful place you should visit if you are coming to the city! ...  more »