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. 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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  • One of the biggest landmarks in town, we did not have the chance to look inside but it is stunning from outside  more »
  • This cathedral is free to visit. It’s a beautiful orthodox church with a lot of wall paintings. When we visited this church there was a ceremony going on. The children really liked it.  more »
  • The Cathedral and its gold domes represents the main sign emblem of Varna It situates in the middle of the town Worths to pay a visit and pray  more »

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