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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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Pl. Sveti Sveti Kiril I Metodiy 2, Varna, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love churches and take the opportunity to see them all over the world. This massive city focal point is not that large once you are inside. However, the murals are some of the most vibrant and well preserved I have ever seen. When the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was disappointed, because i read somewhere that there is a stairs to go up in the cathedral and you can see panoramic view, but security guard told me there is no stairs.. Generally the cathedral inside is small.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Being an Orthodox it means I am familiar with the warm welcome I benefit also in this Cathedral, but I am sure it will be the same feeling for any other kind of religion a visitor might have.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

This is the largest church in Varna! The second largest in the country! The church is a focal point in the city center and one of the main tourist attractions. The icons and stained glasses inside are beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andronova07
Reviewed November 13, 2018

This is one of the major attraction of the city! It is the biggest church in Varna! 2nd Biggest in the country! The top of the Cathedral has real gold and silver parts. Its a must see attraction in the night!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

I liked this old Cathedral. I had to find something to do before the bus departed, and I went in here. It was an excellent choice. Easy access just next to old city center.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Inside is amazing but even there the place seems to be neglected with pieces missing in the roof. It is beautiful although it seems the city could do more to tidy and fix things up a little

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

the cathedral is arguably Varna's main attraction. It is a beautiful, well-maintained functioning cathedral.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

The church is a focal point at the city centre and one of the main touristic attractions. strategically located and few minutes walk away from the sea Garden area. The entrance is free and the spiral staircase is interesting and known for its 133 steps....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AOmeiri
Reviewed October 4, 2018

Definitely a must see when you are in Varna. It is a beautiful cathedral. It is close to the city center of Varna (within walking distance). I recommend you visit this cathedral. You are also able to visit the inside as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Vaida A
September 3, 2018|
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Response from MottiB4 | Reviewed this property |
An excelent question. I had the same problem with it, when I was planning my visit. the map here is wrong!!!! Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is in the center of town, and not on the other side of the river... More
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Hi there, yes as far as i know she is open every day, exceptions may be the times when there is wedding ceremony :)
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