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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

Plaza Kiril I Metodii, Varna, Bulgaria
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Varna
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Owner description: The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, built in the 19th century, houses a finely carved...
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Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Owner description: The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, built in the 19th century, houses a finely carved iconostasis and bishop's throne as well as some interesting murals and stained glass.
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Varna, Bulgaria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral is the main landmark of Varna. It is very beautiful to see the Cathedral at dark with its domes bathed in lights, then they look like golden. There are many very beautiful mural paintings on the walls and on the ceiling, showing biblical scenes and saints. It is open to the public and if you want to take... More 

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north wales
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This Cathedral is located right in the centre of Varna, it is quite beautiful and ornate. We were on a day trip from our cruise ship, we spent quite a bit of time inside the Cathedral, they dont allow you to take photographs unless you make a donation but this is no hardship.

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Bristol, England
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205 reviews 205 reviews
87 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Located in the centre of town, the cathedral is open to the public. Not particularly ornate, but still a very nice cathedral to wander round.

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Los Angeles, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
54 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you are in Varna, this is absolutely worth seeing. It is very beautiful with lovely decorations and a very Russian Orthodox feel, given its history.

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I just didn't expect the wealth and intensity of colour, with decorated columns and domes and huge panels telling biblical stories as well as a very, very impressive iconostasis. Entry is free but for a small payment they will allow you to take photos.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

remarcable!!!everyone must visit this place..it's so beautiful and pure that you can feel god inside you

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Human sized catherdal. Not an inch of wall and ceiling left white. Pictures everywhere, colours everywhere, total overload. Free admission, working church, beggars outside add to atmosphere. Priest english speaker and humorous. Star!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Best viewed outside from across the road. If it's a sunny day the domes look golden. We went inside which was free. We got a blessing from the priest who was very friendly. Beautiful murals inside. Really interesting our favourite thing to see in Varna. You can take photos inside for a fee.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

me and my brother popped in heare and had a great chat with friendly father he was most informative and gave his time personally without hesitation well worth a visit of this Iconic building

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful artwork and artefacts. Not allowed to use camera inside although I have heard you can if you pay a fee of approx 8 leva to use your camera.

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