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Address: Plaza Kiril I Metodii, 2, Varna, Bulgaria
Phone Number: +30 699 939 9930
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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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Second biggest cathedral in Bulgaria

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is the second biggest in the country as well as the most impressive building and landmark of the city of Varna. It was built from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Varna, Bulgaria
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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin is the second biggest in the country as well as the most impressive building and landmark of the city of Varna. It was built from 1880- 1886 initiated with the blessing of bishop Simeon and Alexander I Battenberg, the first ruler of liberated Bulgaria to glorify the fallen Russian and Bulgarian warriors... More 

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Varna Province, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best looking cathedral in Varna. It is much beautiful indite. Each and every time I go I feel a special magic when I go in. It is a wonderful place you should visit if you are coming to the city! Do not miss it!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful and holly. You can feel the history when you visit inside the cathedral. Beware of the bagger's outside

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Burnie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This Cathedral had a really beautiful painted interior. Well worth a visit and inspection of the amazing frescoes.

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Thank stevenjchristie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Most magnificent building of the Varna. When we visit the cathedral, it was partly closed and under construction. Nevertheless, must see...

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Thank Semih Serhat K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The Cathedral of Varna is the largest and the most famous Bulgarian Orthodox cathedral in the port of Varna. The Cathedral is very nice, outside it looks very nice - imposing; inside is very beautiful, there are a lot paintings. You must to see it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Is not a big cathedral but it is nice: outside the metalic domes gives it a point of interest. Inside it is full of paintings everywhere related with Virgin Mary... now is with some works inside but worth it the visit.

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Thank Javier D
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

An interesting place but poorly-lit and with little or nothing in English. Ok if you can read the Cyrillic.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Probably more impressive if you go in, although the fresco's that I saw when sneaking a peek through the door looked impressive!!

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

don't get me wrong but to me its a cathedral seen one seen them all just another church it looks good in varna the building is a realy nice building if you like old buildings its worth looking at if like me you see it as just another church its still worth going in having alook around its nice to... More 

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