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“Very interesting, very different!”

Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)
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$29.92*
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Sofia Walking Tour with Traditional Breakfast Included
Ranked #3 of 168 things to do in Sofia
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Tubingen, Germany
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very interesting, very different!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

It was a new experience for me as I never saw Russian churches before! No one speaks English unfortunately, but its worth a visit!

Visited August 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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New Delhi, India
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97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An artful building”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Though the church is small in size, its exterior architecture makes it stand out. Very close to the Nevski cathedral, it is certainly worth a visit. Entrance is free. Not easy to take good pictures because of constraint of space. Best pictures can be taken from the rear side.

Visited October 2013
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Naples, Italy
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1,359 reviews
303 attraction reviews
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“saint is the emotion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Sveta Nikolai is one of the prettiest churches in Sofia. It was built by Russian workmen in 1912 and dedicated to St Nicholas, "the miracle worker". It is covered by bright yellow tiles and emerald green majolica tiles, crowned with five gold-plated "onion" domes.
A local tradition makes you write a wish or a prayer and post it in a box used for this purpose. I am not a believer but the sight of so many people of so many different ages gathered in a room to write their desires with tears in their eyes was one of the most exciting scenes I've ever seen.

Visited December 2012
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Split, Croatia
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97 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Nice little church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

I' ve visited this church only outside. It is small and cute, nice to take some photos if you like that tipe of architecture.

Visited October 2012
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Tallinn, Estonia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Under construction”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

Visited this church in the end of August. The building was still in scaffolding. Nothing to see inside, main room is under construction.

Visited August 2013
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