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Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)

3 Tsar Osvobotiel blvd | At the intersection of Rakovska and Tsar Osvoboditel Streets, Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 986 2715
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3 Tsar Osvobotiel blvd | At the intersection of Rakovska and Tsar Osvoboditel Streets, Sofia, Bulgaria
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"russian style"
in 13 reviews
"piece of paper"
in 8 reviews
"wishes come true"
in 6 reviews
"fairy tale"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful exterior"
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"worth a visit"
in 25 reviews
"nevsky cathedral"
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"the heart of the city"
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"miracle"
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"domes"
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"gold"
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"architecture"
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"grave"
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"icons"
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Went on a Sunday and the place was full due to the morning worshippers. Went to the catacomb below the main church.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

the church is right off the street. Photographing from the front and the side is not a problem. I am part of a walking tour but our guide did not make any attempt to go inside which indirectly tells me that is not allowed?

Thank 427BeatleBob
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

We stepped in to view the wonders of this lovely church and enjoyed a wedding. There is not charge to enter any of the churches in Bulgaria but donation boxes are sitting at the entrances.

Thank Jack P
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

This is a nice church but unless you have a particular interest in religion, churches or icons, you'll only need a couple of minutes to visit.

Thank travelpassion
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

It is really a beautiful little church from the outside. On the inside it is quite small but with some nice f escrow, especially above the entrance. I noticed it is quite normal in Sofia that quite some space is given to the shops inside...More

Thank Pimmetje_7
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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

It's a small church that many love either for their religion or for the building's architecture. The facade with its mosaics is certainly very well maintained. No photography allowed in the sanctuary. The frescos need serious restoration. Most are very dark, some covered with almost...More

Thank globetrottingYankee
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Very beautiful orthodox church. In Bulgarian churches headcover is not obligatory but as it is a Russian church, headcover is highly reccomendable. Don't miss the crypt where St. Seraphim is buried. It has separate entrance at the back of the church. People of Sofia believe...More

Thank airamdol
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

This is a Russian church, so you will see a lot of gold colors. The outside is beautiful and very small, but the inside is quite big.

Thank djidrovo1
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

It's a small church, shows Russian design. If you have time worth to see but nothing special. Worth a see but not worth breaking a day trip specially for it.

Thank Erik I
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

The exterior of the church was recently restored with Russian government support. The interior is still in need of a make-over as many of the frescos are darkened by the smoke of candles. It is a small church built on the site of a mosque...More

Thank Robert937
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