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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

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Address: Plaza Kiril I Metodii, 2, Varna, Bulgaria
Phone Number: 00306999399930
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Description: The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, built in the 19th century...
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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The biggest landmark of Varna - an orthodox church

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is a orthodox church located in the centre of Varna. It is the city's biggest landmark situated in the nearby of the pedestrian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Ploiesti, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is a orthodox church located in the centre of Varna. It is the city's biggest landmark situated in the nearby of the pedestrian zone. You should visit its interior that is very beautiful painted. When I visited the church there was an impressive religious service taking place. The Cathedral should be seen... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Although I am a muslum I was affected by the sight and inside of rhe church.I also lighted a candle and prayed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Here you find a really beautiful, historical and spiritual place to learn a little bit about the Bulgarian history. For me a must go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A must see church in Varna. Beautiful holy paintings inside and typical byzantine architecture outside. The only thing that I didn't like is that you are asked to pay 6 BGN for taking pictures!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had planned to visit this and it did not disappoint. It happened to be Sunday just after mass so there were a few people around which added to the experience. Right in the heart of the city and very easy to get to.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A really nice place to visit. It was built back in the beginning of the 20th century by some king. It is Varna's biggest landmark and it is located right at the heart of the city so you can't miss it. I couldn't made it going inside since it is closed at evenings, but it is iluminated at night and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We was there in a wery hot day and it was the coolest place. The cathedral itself is beautiful and you can light candles for someone.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The biggest church in Varna. I was there for good and bad - this was the palce my father took me to selebrate Easter when this was forbiden and dangerous. This was the place where I took last adieu with my grandfather. This was the place where took place my son's wedding...

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

As I said wonderful. This is only small but the inside is as good as the outside. It is free to enter but they do make a small charge to take photo's when inside.

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Not very big place for visit but with an interesting energy inside. If you want to take photos they will charge you 6 BGN.

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