Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Varna

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin
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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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Seda Aykut
Istanbul, Turkey133 contributions
Nice paintings
Oct 2021 • Family
Outside of building was in construction and inside was empty so we had time to look each painting. İt is good to see and visit and spent some time there.i saw on Google map and it is said to have too much painting and it is right
Written October 30, 2021
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Charlottie2894
Lincolnshire, UK76 contributions
Magnificent
Jul 2020
I was lucky enough to attend here for a wedding a little while ago but when I saw it come up on here, I just had to leave a review. What a stunning building. It really is magnificent. If you are passing, you must go inside and just take in the surroundings.
Written June 2, 2021
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lottie119
London, UK22 contributions
Fab frescos
Sep 2020
The outside is currently under renovation so covered by scaffolding, however the inside is the star of the show anyway.

Beautiful frescos & icons, well preserved. Has a lovely calming atmosphere.
Written September 13, 2020
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,484 contributions
Orthodox Cathedral
Jul 2020
Interesting Orthodox cathedral with very well preserved icons and frescoes (in Bulgaria the icons usually turn black because of the candles used).
Written August 5, 2020
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JHNB1
Cambridge, UK210 contributions
It’s the interior that is very uplifting
Mar 2020 • Solo
Outside this cathedral is not so interesting but inside it’s stunning spatially and materially and very uplifting. Not busy when I visited. To buy candles there is a small shop just as you enter the Main part of the building. The religious objects are quite stunning but one needs to get close. Interesting hung lighting/ chandeliers of carved hard wood bring a delight to the spaces. Not much seating inside. The tiled floor is pedestrian when compared to what is above and hopefully one day this will be upgraded. Pop-in and enjoy the spiritual calm and the cool.
Written March 3, 2020
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Zdenka Stoyanova
Varna, Bulgaria3 contributions
beauty
Feb 2020
Incredible architecture. An emblematic building in Varna. Must be visited and examined. The summer night with the lights is beautiful.
Written February 12, 2020
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Cleenman
Holbeach, UK243 contributions
In great condition
Jan 2020 • Couples
Loved this building. Cleverly a ventilation system has kept the amazing art clear of soot. Interesting colour scheme with much contrasting black. This was by far the best example we have seen so far in Bulgaria
Written February 3, 2020
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Brady W
13 contributions
Extraordinary Testament to Orthodox Faith
May 2019 • Friends
Immediately you enter this beautiful church, you get a sense of its deep roots in the lives of the people. Hardly an inch of its walls and high dome are covered with paintings and icons referencing important and meaningful episodes from the gospels and their own ssint's lives. Depending on the day and time, you can witness Orthodox prayers and services, and capture something of the deviutness of this branch of Christianity. A great place for even non-Orthodox to go for peace, quiet and reflection.
Written January 11, 2020
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Cindy Marie Azur
Valencia, Spain1,577 contributions
Great Cathedral - must visit in Varna
Dec 2019 • Couples
One of many Orthodox Churches/Cathedrals in Bulgaria. It’s a must to visit whenever you can any Churches/Cathedrals as these will give great imagination on how rich Bulgaria is with their history and architecture. Visited this place there was baptism happening and it makes more memorable visit. Definitely a must place when you’re in Varna.
Written January 1, 2020
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parviz ghadamli
Tehran, Iran1,637 contributions
VARNA SYMBOL
Jun 2019
Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is located in heart of varna.inner and outer part of this cathedral are very very nice & beautiful.the painting in the inner part are very impressive.here is one of the must to do in varna.
Written November 6, 2019
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