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Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

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Address: Plaza Kiril I Metodii, Varna, Bulgaria
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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One of the best in Bulgaria

This cathedral is worth seeing if only for the architecture. There is no fee but an offering is accepted. If you want to take photographs of the interior the fee is less than $5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This cathedral is worth seeing if only for the architecture. There is no fee but an offering is accepted. If you want to take photographs of the interior the fee is less than $5. The interior artwork is also very impressive although in need of some repair in a few places. Cathedrals are designed to make the visitor feel small... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This place was just beautiful. There were workers inside that were very strict about visitors not disrespecting the building. They wanted money if you took any photos inside the church but you can find that request in many churches these days. It is located on the main road and lots of public transportation to get to it. Don't miss out... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you have lost your soul you can find it in there... The only place I find a peace. Take your time and enjoy.

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Bulgaria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This 19 century cathedral has a stylish baroc architecture and is all painted with murals, with a big nice wooden iconostasis and lots of icons. Visiting it gives one a real sence of devine presence, serenity and escape from everything that suppresses you.

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Fribourg, Switzerland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This cathedral is the symbol of Varna. Even if you go to Varna just to sunbathe, this is the one place you should see apart from the beach and the sea. I really appreciated its architecture, golden-like domes and mural paintings.

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Varna, Bulgaria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It is located in the center of Varna and is considered to be the symbol of the city.The building is really remarkable and it is one of the most spectacular religious temples of Bulgaria.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was where my boyfriends parents got married so I really wanted to visit, especially to learn more about the Bulgarian culture. I have to say this is possibly the most beautiful places I have ever visited. The interior is astoundingly beautiful. You can also light candles for loved ones and there are different areas to put them in, it... More 

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Varna, Bulgaria
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154 reviews 154 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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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82 helpful votes 82 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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92 helpful votes 92 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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